India votes: millions head to the polls for mammoth general election
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Tens of millions of Indians joined nationwide queues Thursday to give their verdict on nationalist prime minister Narendra Modi as voting for the world's biggest election began. The marathon vote will take place in seven stages, with 140 million people across 20 states and territories eligible to vote in the first phase. Follow along with FRANCE 24 in the first of our special editions on the historic election.