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INDIA IS CURRENTLY HOLDING THE BIGGEST ELECTION IN HISTORY.

THE 2019 GENERAL ELECTION, WHICH HAPPENS TO TAKE PLACE IN SEVEN PHASES, WILL DECIDE THE LEADERSHIP AND DIRECTION OF FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS.

IT WILL ALSO BE A CRUCIAL TEST FOR INDIA'S CURRENT PRIME MINISTER NARENDRA MODI, WHO IS RUNNING FOR A SECOND FIVE-YEAR TERM AFTER HIS HISTORIC WIN IN 2014, WHICH WAS THE BIGGEST SINGLE-PARTY MAJORITY WIN IN 30 YEARS.

LET'S HAVE A LOOK AT FIVE OF THE BIGGEST NUMBERS THAT MAKE UP INDIA'S 2019 GENERAL ELECTION ...

900 MILLION ELIGIBLE VOTERS)

900 MILLION INDIAN CITIZENS ARE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE IN THIS ELECTION WHICH IS MORE THAN DOUBLE THE SIZE OF U.S. POPULATION.

(NUMBER GFX ON SCREEN - 543 SEATS)

MORE THAN 2000 POLITICAL PARTIES AND OVER 8,000 CANDIDATES ARE RUNNING FOR 543 SEATS OF THE LOWER HOUSE. THE LOWER HOUSE MAKES UP 545 SEATS IN WHICH 2 SEATS ARE RESERVED FOR THE ANGLO-INDIAN COMMUNITY WHICH IS NOMINATED BY THE PRESIDENT.

(NUMBER GFX ON SCREEN - 272 SEATS)

A PARTY NEEDS 272 SEATS TO FORM A GOVERNMENT. IF A SINGLE PARTY DOESN'T WIN, THEN THEY FORM A COALITION TO MAKE A GOVERNMENT AND CHOOSE INDIA'S PRIME MINISTER.

(SHOW IMAGES OF MODI)

IN 2014, MODI'S PARTY BHARATIYA JANATA PARY WON 282 SEATS.

(NUMBER GFX ON SCREEN - 1 MILLION POLLING STATIONS)

(NUMBER GFX ON SCREEN - 11 MILLION ELECTION PERSONNEL)

MORE THAN 1 MILLION POLLING STATIONS ARE BEING USED BY VOTERS WHERE ABOUT 11 MILLION ELECTION PERSONNEL ARE BEING DEPLOYED.

(NUMBER GFX ON SCREEN - 1.3 BILLION PEOPLE)

(SHOTS OF CROWDED TRAINS OF INDIA)

THE ELECTION WILL DETERMINE WHO WILL RULE OVER INDIA'S POPULATION OF 1.3 BILLION PEOPLE FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS.

SO THERE YOU HAVE IT, 39 DAYS OF VOTING IN SEVEN PHASES COMPLETES INDIA'S ELECTION.

AND AS INDIA IS ON TRACK TO BE THE 5TH LARGEST ECONOMY IN THE WORLD, EVERY MULTINATIONAL COMPANY IS MAKING SURE TO KEEP THEIR EYE ON THIS ELECTION

WHO WILL WIN? ON MAY 23RD, THE COUNTRY WILL HAVE ITS ANSWER.

The biggest election in the history ever is being played out in India right now.

India's 2019 general elections, which takes place in seven phases, began in April and runs through May. And, it will decide the leadership and direction of the country for a population of 1.3 billion people for the next five years.

About 900 million Indian citizens are eligible to vote, which is more than double the size of the U.S.'s population.

Why is this election so important?

Voters will ultimately get to decide whether India is ready for a change. 

In 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his nationalist Bharatiya Janata party came to power with a historic landslide victory in the last national polls.

Investors should note that the Indian markets appear to be in favor of a victory for the current prime minister again.

The cost of the elections have been forecasted to cost around $14 billion - double the cost of the 2014 general election, which came out to be about $7 billion.  That would make India's 2019 general election the world's most expensive election.

Who will end up being the winner?

On May 23rd, the result will be announced.

To find out more about India's election, watch the video above.

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