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Narendra Modi on track to win Indian elections

Photo: Money Sharma Agence France-Presse Supporters of outgoing Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday as his party leads with 38.1% of the vote after three-quarters of the ballots were counted

France Media Agency in New Delhi

Published at 6:46 a.m.

  • Asia

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party leads with 38.1% of the vote in the parliamentary elections after three-quarters of the ballots were counted, according to figures released by the Election Commission on Tuesday.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its coalition allies would get at least 286 seats, according to the commission's figures, more than the 272 needed to obtain a parliamentary majority in the lower house. But this total is for the moment lower than the 353 seats won by the BJP and its allies in 2019.

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