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Sanjay Dutt
Monthlong India election begins
Monthlong India election begins

Voting in the world's most populous democracy kicks off today, featuring hundreds of political parties, aging leaders and a colorful cast of Bollywood and cricket stars offering themselves up for the yea or nay of the masses. An estimated 714 million people -- more than twice the population of the United States -- are eligible to vote in India's monthlong, rolling election. Electoral districts have been recast for the first time in almost two decades, giving somewhat greater weight to urban voters. And more young people are expected to cast their ballots than ever before, part of a demographic surge that has India poised to overtake China in coming years as the nation with the...

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