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Indian elections: World’s biggest democratic election explained

In this seven-phase election, 900 million people will vote to determine who will be the country’s next ruling party.

Voters in India begin casting their ballots on Thursday in the world’s biggest election.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seeking a second term.

But results will be a long-time coming, with voting spread over several weeks.

Al Jazeera’s Priyanka Gupta explains.