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India Votes – New Laws Affect Local Elections

India’s population of nearly 600 million had been voting for a new national government under a controversial set of rules. Due to a recent change in the law a certain number of local councils positions must be held by women and persons from the lower castes. This practice, while generally successful, has not been met without resistance. There practical complaints that the people being elected don’t have the schooling to lead. The biggest hindrance though is the 2,000 years of tradition that prescribe a radically different world order.


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