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India’s Small-sized Political Class

Mojo Story: POV

By Gilles Verniers
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“The short duration of politicians’ career is a peculiar and perhaps unique feature of India’s electoral politics. Of the 4025 individuals elected over the last electoral cycle, 2035 were first-time MLAs (50.6%), 925 served for a second time (23%) and about a quarter of all MLAs got elected for the third time or more.”