April 4, 2014

Can Young Voters Swing the Indian Election?

Katy Daigle, Associated Press

The Associated Press

What do India's youth want from their politicians? Clean water, universal health care, women's safety, food for all, better education, less corruption, better roads, more investment and above all, more jobs. In short, they want it all, and they want it fast. As India begins its weekslong election process Monday, the enormous population of ambitious, tech-savvy and politically engaged youths has great potential to sway the outcome. More than 378 million of India's 814 million eligible voters between 18 and 35, according to census records.

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