India election part II

India Votes: A Celebration of Democracy

India's general elections, which spanned across seven phases from April 19th to June 1st, 2024, aimed to elect 543 members of the Lok Sabha. The results were announced on June 4, 2024.

This historic election, lasting 44 days, broke previous records and stands as the largest in history.

Key highlights of this monumental event include:

  • 970 million registered voters
  • 1.05 million polling stations
  • 15 million polling officials and security staff
  • 5.5 million Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs)
  • 400,000 vehicles for logistics

The Lok Sabha elections symbolize the essence of democracy and represent the collective voice of India’s diverse population. It is celebrated as a cherished festival of democracy.

At our event, "India Votes: A Celebration of Democracy," our speakers

  • Abhishek Thepade, Portfolio Manager, DNB Emerging Markets
  • Trym Sonstad, Deputy Director, Section for South Asia and Afghanistan, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Jwalith Desu, Strategy and Business Developer, Nordpool AS

delved into India's global impact. The interactive session was moderated by Dilek Ayhan, CEO, The Conduit.

Since April 19th, marking the onset of the election season, DMI founder, Rina Sunder has been regularly featured as a commentator on the Indian election on both NRK and TV2. 

Additionally, she has been a guest for the Nyhetskompaniet episodes. Nyhetskompaniet is a news-driven panel show featuring current topics and good company. Three guests and a host delve into today's news landscape, trending topics, and matters of public interest. 

Sunder was invited alongside former CEO of Innovation Norway, Anita K. Traaseth, as well as editor Erik Stephansen from Nettavisen, amongst others. 

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