The results of the Indian elections started rolling out in India this morning. The results show sweeping victory for Narendra Modi of the Bharatiya Janata Party, with the incumbent Congress Party conceding defeat.
Media in India were up early to track the results, with the Guardian, New York Times, Mint, Scroll, The545, and other news websites all live-blogging the count.
Reuters captured this photo of Modi’s mother feeding him upon his victory:
Modi wins election with a landslide, partial results show http://t.co/SWDo2Ilp6E pic.twitter.com/hiqVmvYQIf
— Reuters India (@ReutersIndia) May 16, 2014
As of writing, not all the results have been released yet, but it’s obvious Narendra Modi will be the country’s next prime minister, and may even win an outright majority in parliament without the need for coalition partners. The Bharatiya Janata Party has already created a victory wall of tweets using the hashtag #CongratsNaMo.
This piece was originally published on May 16, 2014, on Link TV’s World News website.
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