If the results hold up, it would be an even bigger victory for Modi than the historic 2014 landslide that brought him to power. As the scale of his triumph seemed to become clear, Modi tweeted: “India wins yet again!” http://ow.ly/lNW030oO8n8
Update: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi scored an overwhelming reelection victory on Thursday, winning a second five-year mandate while fighting off concerns about rising unemployment and his divisive Hindu nationalist policies. https://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-india-election-results-20190523-story.html?fbclid=IwAR2F4wX2eFd3Z2OndHDQt9qDp33JA_NYlgCuwkSAx3Sb4XTuG05IcNYqlQU …
Results released by India’s Election Commission late Thursday showed Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party winning in more than 300 of 542 parliamentary races and parties allied with the BJP leading in dozens more, with some votes still to be counted.
A total of 272 seats are needed to secure a majority and select the prime minister.
That tally, if confirmed, would represent one of the biggest landslides in Indian history. https://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-india-election-results-20190523-story.html?fbclid=IwAR2F4wX2eFd3Z2OndHDQt9qDp33JA_NYlgCuwkSAx3Sb4XTuG05IcNYqlQU …
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