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.

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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:

Problem solving

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Intermediate:
exploring problems

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