Young voters have numbers to set India on new path

April 4, 2014 10:15 AM

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As India begins its weekslong election process Monday, the enormous population of ambitious, tech-savvy and politically engaged youths has great potential to sway the outcome. More than 378 million of India’s 814 million eligible voters between 18 and 35, according to census records.

And while the youth vote is a diverse and unpredictable bloc in a country of 1.2 billion people, India’s young voters have a world view that in many ways is strikingly different than their parents’ and grandparents’. They have grown up in a time of enormous international opportunity, technological i...

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