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Hundreds Of Thousands Vote In India's Fifth Phase Of Polls

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April 12, 2014 AT 7:45 AM
Hundreds of thousands cast their vote Saturday in four states in the fifth phase of elections, marking the halfway mark in India's 10-phase staggered polling. Till now, over 170 million people have cast their vote across the country in 111 constituencies to choose from more than 1,500 candidates in the elections that began April 7 and will end May 12. On Saturday, balloting took place in Assam, Goa, Tripura's and Sikkim's. The voter turnout was high in all the four states and electioneering was largely peaceful.