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Election Commission
21-May-2014 17:00 IST
464 Political Parties Participated in General Elections 2014

The 16th General Elections saw participation of 464 political parties

The 16th General Elections saw participation of 464 political parties. This comprises 6 national parties, 39 state parties and 419 unrecognized parties. In the 2009 General Elections, 363 parties participated, comprising 7 national parties, 34 state parties and 322 unrecognized parties.

The total number of registered parties was 1,687 before General Elections 2014; this comprised 6 national parties, 47 state parties and 1,634 unrecognized parties. The total number of registered parties was 1,060 in 2009. The increase in the total number of parties from 764 in 2004 to 1,687 in 2014 has been largely due to the rise in the number of unrecognized parties from 702 in 2004 to 1,634 in 2014.

Participation of Political Parties in General Elections

Year

Party Type

Registered

Participated

2004

National Parties

6

6

State Parties

56

36

Unrecognized Parties

702

173

Total Registered Parties

764

215

2009

National Parties

7

7

State Parties

39

34

Unrecognized Parties

1014

322

Total Registered Parties

1060

363

2014

National Parties

6

6

State Parties

47

39

Unrecognized Parties

1634

419

Total Registered Parties

1687

464

 

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