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May 22, 2019

For Federalism to Function, We Need Midterm Legislative Assembly Elections

This Hindustan Times article quotes a 2015 IDFC Institute finding to discuss the need for midterm legislative assembly elections in order to facilitate federalism. The article states:


"Midterm polls also address the most significant criticism of simultaneous elections—their potential to undermine federalism. An IDFC institute report concludes: 'On average, there is a 77% chance that the Indian voter will vote for the same party for both the State and Centre when elections are held simultaneously.'"


Read the full article here.

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