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India election: 60-second lowdown on biggest vote ever

5 March 2014 Last updated at 13:00 GMT

India's general election in April and May will be the largest the world has seen.

Some 814 million eligible voters will elect a new Lok Sabha, or lower house, from 7 April to 12 May. Votes will be counted on 16 May.

BBC News gives you the lowdown on the largest democracy's largest ever vote - in 60 seconds.

Video produced by Michael Hirst

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