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Five things to know about India's complex election process

A rash of indicative state polls lie ahead of the general election in 2019

NEW DELHI -- Two Indian states -- Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat - are holding assembly polls in November and December. Their outcome sets the stage for the 2019 general election when Prime Minister Narendra Modi will seek a second term. Here is a brief explanation of how the Indian election process works.

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