印度选举之时

印度,喀拉拉邦-从本月开始,当印度选民走向投票站选举新一届国会的时候,人类历史上规模最大的民主选举活动就开始了。自印度独立以来,印度人已经进行了14次选举。印度的每一次投票选举,都成为当时世界上规模最大的民主选举活动。印度不断增长的人口不断地刷新着自己以前创下的纪录。

本次的印度选举,选民人数高达7.14亿人,比2004年的前一次普选增加了4300万人。印度选民要在分布在全国的828804个投票站中,为来自七个全国性政党和几个地方性政党的超过5000名候选人投票;整个选举过程涉及400万名负责选举的官员和610万名警察和文职人员。

         因为印度选举涉及的人口数量非常庞大,所以被安排分五个阶段进行,于5月13日结束;并且在一个地方的选举结束之后,负责选举的官员和安全人员会从印度的一个邦转移到另一个邦。尽管选举是分阶段进行的,但是,在选举的最后阶段结束之后,印度全国范围的选票计算工作将会立即开始,并且各个地区的选举结果都会在5月16日宣布。在6月2日,新一届议会会被召集起来选举新一届政府,以接替即将结束任期的总理曼莫汉·辛格的政府。

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