At April 19 starts at India the largest electoral process in the world: the Parliamentary Elections in the country.

The elections – mammoth will last until June 1st and in these they have the right to vote almost a billion people – 969,821,926 to be exact.

“To get a sense of the scale”, writes the BBC, “if we add the populations of the USA, Russia, Japan, Britain, Brazil, France and Belgium – we come close to the number of Indians on the electoral rolls” .

Modi to historic victory

The two-time prime minister is competing in the elections Narendra Modi – who is running for a third term – against one alliance of 24 opposition parties, under the leadership of the largest opposition Congress party, the so-called “INDIA” or Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance).

Polls predict comfortable win for Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

A victory would make Modi, 73, only the second prime minister after Jawaharlal Nehru, independence hero and India’s first prime minister, to win a third consecutive term.