India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has won the 2024 election, securing at least 274 seats out of the 272 needed to form a government. This victory marks his third consecutive term as prime minister, making him the second leader in the country's history to achieve this. However, his party, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), lost the majority in parliament. The election, which spanned six weeks and was labeled the largest in history, involved approximately one billion registered voters.

The opposition alliance, called INDIA, outperformed predictions and won 193 seats, particularly in the country's southern provinces.

The 73-year-old who claimed victory for his alliance in an election seen as a referendum on his decade in power, is a popular but polarizing leader who has presided over a fast-growing economy while advancing Hindu nationalism.

Upon reelection, Modi told a crowd at party headquarters that “Today’s victory is the victory of the world’s largest democracy,”, he continued by stating that he would not shirk from pushing forward with his agenda. Noting that he would advance India’s defense production, jobs for youth, raise exports, and help farmers, among other things.

“This country will see a new chapter of big decisions. This is Modi’s guarantee,” he said