Indian General Elections 2009 Web Archive

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The Library of Congress has just released a web archive on the 2009 Indian General Elections.

Access:
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/lcwa/html/inelec09/inelec09-overview.html

Scope:
This collection is a selected set of 57 web sites documenting the 2009 Indian General Elections. As the world's most populated democratic nation with the largest number of eligible voters, India's political landscape encompasses an electorate comprised of 44 major linguistic groups and over 61 officially recognized political parties at the national and state level.

Background:
To constitute the 15th Lok Sabha (Lower House of the Indian Parliament), general elections in India were held in five phases between April 16 and May 13, 2009. As the election campaign progressed, indicators pointed to an erosion of the power of national political parties and a strengthening of regional political parties. Ultimately, however, the final results of the election showed national political parties receiving the majority of votes and corresponding seats in Parliament.

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