The 17th Lok Sabha elections were held in seven phases, starting from April 11, 2019, and ending on May 19, 2019. And the month-long election polling for one of the biggest democracies in the world was no easy process. 

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Here's a look at the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections in numbers that show, irrespective of whether the result is in your favour or not, the process deserves to be recognized and respected: 

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In 2014, the turnout stood at 65.95%, making the current turnout 1.16% higher than in 2014. 

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This includes the Heads and Representatives of 20 Election Management Bodies (EMBs) from across the world, namely from Australia, Bangladesh, Kenya, Republic of Korea, Mexico, and others. 

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Each of the 543 seats represents a geographical constituency. The remaining two seats are filled by Anglo-Indian nominees. 

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This was the maximum majority by a single party in the last 30 years. 

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Out of these, there are 7 National recognized and 59 State recognized parties. 

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Clearly, it's much more than just 'counting votes', because upholding democracy is no easy process. 

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