5 Jun 2024

Explainer: What do the results of Indian election mean?

From Nights, 10:40 pm on 5 June 2024

It's taken over two months and seven different phases but the more than six hundred and forty million votes have been counted in the Indian general election.

While incumbent Narenda Modhi is likely to hold onto power, his Bharatiya Janata Party looks set to lose its majority 543-seat parliament.

So what this all means for the world's largest democracy and what the election is like on the ground? Assistant editor at the Sunday Star Times and The Post Kelly Dennett speaks to Emile Donovan.

Indian voters queue at a polling station to cast their votes in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh state on May 19 during the seventh and final phase of India's general election.