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With almost half the world's population set to cast a vote in this year, 2014 is shaping up as one of democracy's biggest (and most challanging) years.Nick Reece
Think you know where you stand on the various parties' policies? Test yourself using Vote Compass, an interactive tool to really get you thinking about policy.
India's election will take place at the intersection of two inexorable trends — urbanisation and 'youthification'.
Will young voters "like" Kevin Rudd as much the second time around?
The sheer scale of this exercise in democracy is mind-boggling.Pradeep Taneja
When will we go to the polls? The only certainty is it has to be before November 30.
India's general election promises to be louder, bigger and more colorful than the Mardi Gras, the Carnival and La Tomatina put together.Amitabh Mattoo
The mainstream media needs to change the way it reports politics.Margaret Simons
The impact of social media on the elections.
A reformed journalist's memories from an election campaign busMargo Kingston
With almost half the world's population set to cast a vote in this year, 2014 is shaping up as one of democracy's biggest (and most challenging) years.Nick Reece
Some Senate ballot papers are going to be so large this year electoral officials have ordered magnifying glasses to help voters. Really.Wes Mountain.
With the marathon 6-week vote now in the home stretch, get up to speed with the politics, the players, and the pretenders in the 2014 Indian election. A primer by Amitabh Mattoo and Nicholas Reece.
Membership of political parties seems to have lost its appeal. The Election Watch team
When the ballot boxes finally close on 12 May, the horse-trading for power begins in earnest. Who are the regional and minor parties whose allegiences will shape the next Parliament? Grant Wyeth explores India's crowded political landscape.
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Date created: 20 October 2014
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