The Indian election: what’s the fairest system?

In 2024 around 2 billion people will vote to choose leaders in elections that will affect 4.2 billion people – over half the global population. India, home to over 1.4 billion people, is one of the countries heading to the polls.


When so many people are involved, what's the fairest system to choose leaders?

Use this one-hour lesson to help your students:

  • Understand key facts about India's election
  • Explore different examples of democratic systems and elections
  • Take part in some numbers-based games to decide on the fairest system

These teaching resources are supported by KPMG. The Economist Educational Foundation maintained full editorial control.

This lesson develops the following skill:

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This resource was created as part of Festival 2024. See the student discussions here.

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