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Lok Sabha elections: 75 delegates from 23 countries arrive to observe world’s largest polls unfold | India News

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NEW DELHI: 75 International visitors from Election Management Bodies (EMBs) of 23 countries came to India to watch the world’s largest elections unfold, according to the Election Commission press release.
“75 delegates representing various EMBs and organisations from 23 countries namely – Bhutan, Mongolia, Australia, Madagascar, Fiji, Kyrgyz Republic, Russia, Moldova, Tunisia, Seychelles, Cambodia, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Chile, Uzbekistan, Maldives, Papua New Guinea and Namibia will take part in the event.Members from the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), and media teams from Bhutan and Israel will also participate,” stated the release.

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Starting on May 4, the program aims to acquaint foreign EMBs with the intricacies of India’s electoral system and the best practices employed by the world’s largest democracy. On May 5, 2024, Chief Election Commissioner Shri Rajiv Kumar, Election Commissioner Shri Gyanesh Kumar, and Dr Sukhbir Singh Sandhu will address the delegates, according to the EC.
“The Election Commission of India continues fostering international cooperation by organising the Election Visitors’ Programme (IEVP) during the ongoing Lok Sabha Elections 2024,” said the ECI.
Following this, the delegates will be divided into small groups and visit six states—Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh—to observe polls and related preparations in various constituencies. The programme is scheduled to conclude on May 9, 2024.


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