India's Election Turnout & Speed Impress Europe

India's impressive election turnout and rapid coalition formation have caught the attention of European countries like Bulgaria. Indian Ambassador Sanjay Rana emphasized that both nations expect enhanced bilateral cooperation and more high-level visits after Bulgaria's upcoming elections. The Indian voting process is admired for its efficiency and robust democratic participation.

PTI | Sofia | Updated: 08-06-2024 08:36 IST | Created: 08-06-2024 08:36 IST
India's Election Turnout & Speed Impress Europe
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India's impressive election turnout and the speed at which coalitions form have drawn the admiration of European countries, particularly Bulgaria, as they wrap up their voting this weekend, according to the Indian envoy in Sofia.

In an exclusive interview with PTI ahead of Bulgaria's dual elections on Sunday — for both the European Parliament and their National Assembly — Ambassador Sanjay Rana expressed optimism that the outcomes would bolster bilateral cooperation and facilitate more high-level visits.

Highlighting India's recent multi-phased general election, Ambassador Rana noted the striking voter turnout of 65.79 percent, earning respect from his European counterparts who face lower participation rates. "Everyone is highly impressed by this mammoth election exercise in India," he said. Additionally, he mentioned Bulgaria's interest in India's coalition dynamics, emphasizing a mutual hope for closer bilateral ties and increased high-level exchanges post-election.

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