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CIR Analysis: “India after 2024 elections”

28 June 2024

This year’s general elections in India ended with a surprising result. Although Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling Indian People’s Party (BJP) has retained power, the lack of a majority in parliament (Lok Sabha) makes it dependent on its coalition partners. At the same time, the opposition, including the Indian National Congress, has also gained which indicates a revival of the political scene in the world’s most populous country. The election results and their consequences in domestic and international politics may significantly impact India’s future, but above all they confirm the strength of its democracy writes dr. Tomasz Gerlach in analysis.