May 22

India’s marathon vote ends, Modi up in second term

India's marathon vote ends, Modi up in second termIndia’s marathon vote ends, Modi up in second term

KOLKATA: The voting ended on Sunday in the toughest elections in India in decades, one that will decide whether the Hindu nationalist prime minister, Narendra Modi, gets a second term in power.

When the final ballot boxes were closed, a huge security cordon was thrown around the voting machines and paper ballot boxes used for the most important elections in the world before the official countdown begins on Thursday.

Several early exit polls published by Indian media predicted that Continue reading