59-60 percent turnout in five phases of polls

May 13th, 2009 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) An estimated 59-60 percent of India’s 714 million electorate voted in the five-phase general elections, the Election Commission announced Wednesday.
On Wednesday, when the last round of polling was conducted in 86 constituencies in seven states and two union territories, 62 percent of the voters had exercised their franchise, Chief Election Commissioner Navin Chawla told reporters.

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