Elections

An election is a formal group decision-making process by which a population chooses an individual or multiple individuals to hold public office.Elections have been the usual mechanism by which modern representative democracy has operated since the 17th century. Elections may fill offices in the legislature, sometimes in the executive and judiciary, and for regional and local government. This process is also used in many other private and business organizations, from clubs to voluntary associations and corporations.The universal use of elections as a tool for selecting representatives in modern representative democracies is in contrast with the practice in the democratic archetype, …

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PARI: The CounterMedia Trust · 11 June 2024 English

In Jharkhand, it’s the morning after the results of the General Elections were declared on June 4, 2024. But in Daltonganj’s labour market, workers say the scarcity of jobs is not going away

the morning after the results of the General Elections were declared on June 4, 2024. But in Daltonganj’s


PARI: The CounterMedia Trust · 9 June 2024 English

to a milestone in India’s struggle for freedom. Today workers from the region share what General Elections 2024 means to them

Today workers from the region share what General Elections 2024 means to them


PARI: The CounterMedia Trust · 7 June 2024 English

Out-of-work porters at India’s highly sensitive border with Pakistan hope their vote in the General Elections 2024 will do just that

with Pakistan hope their vote in the General Elections 2024 will do just that


PARI: The CounterMedia Trust · 5 June 2024 English

transformative. The dissent served as an education, even shaping their choices at the polls for the General Elections 2024

shaping their choices at the polls for the General Elections 2024


PARI: The CounterMedia Trust · 1 June 2024 English

predominantly tribal villages in Dumka, Jharkhand. In the run-up to the last phase of the General Elections 2024, there is palpable dissatisfaction

In the run-up to the last phase of the General Elections 2024, there is palpable dissatisfaction


PARI: The CounterMedia Trust · 1 June 2024 English

to us what they have observed from travelling across the state in the five years before General Elections 2024

across the state in the five years before General Elections 2024


PARI: The CounterMedia Trust · 31 May 2024 English

and older men, leaving the women to hunt for scarce jobs. It's a major poll issue here in General Elections 2024

jobs. It's a major poll issue here in General Elections 2024


PARI: The CounterMedia Trust · 30 May 2024 English

Khwaja Moeenuddin, 92, recalls voting in India’s first elections; he also voted in General Elections 2024. A resident of Beed, Maharashtra, he speaks on the past, present and future of our secular democracy

recalls voting in India’s first elections; he also voted in General Elections 2024. A resident of Beed, Maharashtra


PARI: The CounterMedia Trust · 29 May 2024 English

other parts of the state. Within a few years, they returned, diagnosed with silicosis. The General Elections 2024, they say, will change nothing for them

returned, diagnosed with silicosis. The General Elections 2024, they say, will change nothing for them


PARI: The CounterMedia Trust · 28 May 2024 English

A poet's take on the Lok Sabha elections in our democracy that shows us how they can be about everything but the rights of ordinary people

A poet's take on the Lok Sabha elections in our democracy that shows us how they can be about everything


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