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Lok Sabha (House of the People)

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Parliament name (generic / translated) Sansad / Parliament
Structure of parliament Bicameral
Chamber name (generic / translated) Lok Sabha / House of the People
Related chamber (for bicameral parliaments) Rajya Sabha / Council of States
Dates of election / renewal (from/to) (from/to)7 April 2014
12 May 2014
Purpose of elections The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), led by Mr. Narendra Modi, more than doubled its share from 116 to 282 seats in the 545-member House of the People. The BJP headed the National Democratic Alliance coalition (NDA), which altogether won an absolute majority, with over 330 seats. The Indian National Congress (INC) presided by Ms. Sonia Gandhi saw its share drastically reduced from 206 to 44 seats.

During the election campaign, the BJP pledged to work for development and economic growth, promising more jobs. Mr. Modi promised "minimum government, maximum governance". The INC ran on the government's record, citing an average annual growth rate of 7.5% and 140 million people raised out of poverty in the last ten years. It vowed to continue to promote social harmony and issues of national interest. The 128-year-old party was reportedly suffering internal divisions and struggling to recover from several corruption scandals.

On 26 May, Mr. Modi was sworn in as the new Prime Minister, succeeding Mr. Manmohan Singh (INC).
Date of previous elections: 16 April - 13 May 2009

Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature: 18 May 2014

Timing of election: Upon normal expiry

Expected date of next elections: April - May 2019

Number of seats at stake: 543 (full renewal)

Number of candidates: 8,251 (7,583 men, 668 women)

Percentage of women candidates: 8.1%

Number of parties contesting the election: 464

Number of parties winning seats: 35

Alternation of power: Yes

Number of parties in government: 6

Names of parties in government: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Lok Jan Shakti Party, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), Shivsena, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP).

Date of the first session of the new parliament: 4 June 2014

Name of the new Speaker: Ms. Sumitra Mahajan (BJP)
Voter turnout
Round no 1 (from/to)7 April 2014
12 May 2014
Number of registered electors
Blank or invalid ballot papers
Valid votes
554'175'255 (66.44%)

Distribution of votes
Round no 1
Political Group Candidates Votes %
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
Indian National Congress (INC)
All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK)
All India Trinamool Congress (AITC)
Biju Janata Dal (BJD)
Telugu Desam Party (TDP)
Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS)
Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI (M))
Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party
Nationalist Congress Party
Lok Jan Shakti Party
Samajwadi Party (SP)
Rashtriya Janata Dal
Aam Aadmi Party
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)
All India United Democratic Front
Jammu & Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party
Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP)
Indian National Lok Dal
Indian Union Muslim League
Janata Dal (Secular) (JD(S))
Janata Dal (United)
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM)
Apna Dal
Communist Party of India (CPI)
All India N.R. Congress
Kerala Congress (M) (KC(M))
All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen
Nagaland People's Front (NPF)
National Peoples Party
Revolutionary Socialist Party
Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF)
Swabhimani Paksha
Pattali Makkal Katchi
Distribution of seats
Round no 1
Political Group Total
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) 282
Indian National Congress (INC) 44
All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) 37
All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) 34
Biju Janata Dal (BJD) 20
Shivsena 18
Telugu Desam Party (TDP) 16
Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) 11
Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI (M)) 9
Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party 9
Nationalist Congress Party 6
Lok Jan Shakti Party 6
Samajwadi Party (SP) 5
Rashtriya Janata Dal 4
Aam Aadmi Party 4
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) 4
All India United Democratic Front 3
Jammu & Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party 3
Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) 3
Independents 3
Indian National Lok Dal 2
Indian Union Muslim League 2
Janata Dal (Secular) (JD(S)) 2
Janata Dal (United) 2
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) 2
Apna Dal 2
Communist Party of India (CPI) 1
All India N.R. Congress 1
Kerala Congress (M) (KC(M)) 1
All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen 1
Nagaland People's Front (NPF) 1
National Peoples Party 1
Revolutionary Socialist Party 1
Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) 1
Swabhimani Paksha 1
Pattali Makkal Katchi 1
Distribution of seats according to sex
Percent of women
Distribution of seats according to age
Distribution of seats according to profession
Lok Sabha (26.05.2014, 27.05.2014, 23.06.2014, 01.01.2015, 01.01.2017)

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