INDIA: Low Voter Turnout Amid Maoist-Led Election Boycott

By Mike Talavera As the election for India’s lower house of parliament continues over several phases this month, a militant election boycott promoted by the Communist Party of India (Maoist) was followed by large sections of the masses, with several polling stations not being visited by a single voter. Areas with a strong Maoist presence saw a significantly lower voter turnout than in 2014. In … Continue reading INDIA: Low Voter Turnout Amid Maoist-Led Election Boycott