The Election Commission of India released ‘General Elections 2019: An Atlas’ recently.
- The Atlas was released by Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra and Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar and Election Commissioner Anup Chandra Pandey.
- This document would be beneficial to researchers and academicians and help in exploring vast landscape of Indian elections.
General Elections 2019: An Atlas
- 2019 General Election Atlas comprises of all statistical figures and data of General Elections 2019.
- Atlas comprises of 90 tables and 42 thematic maps which depicts different facets of elections.
- General Election Atlas also provides interesting anecdotes, facts and legal provisions related to Indian elections.
- It highlights,
- Data from 23 States and Union Territories where female voting percentage was higher than a male voting percentage.
- Information regarding smallest and largest parliamentary constituency with respect to candidates or electors.
- Performance of political parties.
- It comprises of data of electors belonging to different categories through comparison charts like Elector Gender Ratio and electors in different age categories. As per atlas, lowest gender gap was witnessed during the 2019 General Elections in history.
- It also compares the number of candidates contesting in General Elections since 1951. 2019 General Elections had a total of 8054 qualified candidates contesting.
Benefits of Atlas
General Election Atlas provide information for better understanding of Indian electoral diversity and provide insights into electoral patterns across different levels. It will serve as an illustrative and informative document which will help in understanding nuances of Indian electoral process and help in analysing changes & trends in India.
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