Kyodo News InternationalMarch 5, 2014 07:46
India will hold parliamentary elections on nine polling days between April 7 and May 12, Chief Election Commissioner V.S. Sampath said Wednesday.
The counting of votes will take place May 16, after an election process that stretches over 36 days, the longest election in the nation's history. Results will be declared the same day.
According to Sampath, nearly 814 million people are eligible to vote in the general election, almost 100 million more than in the previous elections in 2009.