India is a large country with a population of 1,380,004,385 people. That’s about a fifth of the world’s population. India has 29 states and seven union territories. It covers an area of 1,269,219 square miles, compared to 3,795,967 square miles for the United States. But with so many more people in a smaller area, elections are difficult to organize efficiently. More than 900,000 separate polling stations are needed to accommodate all of India’s eligible voters. The amount of money India spends to run elections is second only to the United States.
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