Wednesday, May 21, 2014

464 POLITICAL PARTIES PARTICIPATED IN GENERAL ELECTIONS 2014

464 POLITICAL PARTIES PARTICIPATED IN GENERAL ELECTIONS 2014
New Delhi: 21st May, 2014
The 16th General Elections saw participation of 464 political parties. This comprises 6 national parties, 39 state parties and 419 unrecognized parties. In the 2009 General Elections, 363 parties participated, comprising 7 national parties, 34 state parties and 322 unrecognized parties.
The total number of registered parties was 1,687 before General Elections 2014; this comprised 6 national parties, 47 state parties and 1,634 unrecognized parties. The total number of registered parties was 1,060 in 2009. The increase in the total number of parties from 764 in 2004 to 1,687 in 2014 has been largely due to the rise in the number of unrecognized parties from 702 in 2004 to 1,634 in 2014.
Participation of Political Parties in General Elections
Year
Party Type
Registered
Participated
2004
National Parties
6
6
State Parties
56
36
Unrecognized Parties
702
173
Total Registered Parties
764
215
2009
National Parties
7
7
State Parties
39
34
Unrecognized Parties
1014
322
Total Registered Parties
1060
363
2014
National Parties
6
6
State Parties
47
39
Unrecognized Parties
1634
419
Total Registered Parties
1687
464
                                                                                             

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