March 6, 2014

Do Indians Have Too Many Choices?

Chandrahas Choudhury, Bloomberg

The Associated Press

There must be something so quixotic about Indian democracy if Modi, the current front-runner to become the next prime minister of India, knows that he has to drag his party closer to the 200-seat mark (a majority would be 272) if he is to stand a chance of heading the new government. But if the dice were to roll the right way, even 30 seats in Parliament would be enough for the leader of one of the smaller parties.

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