India’s BJP Party Takes Lead in Election Polls

If India’s general elections were to be held today, the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would likely win a landslide victory, according to the results of a new poll by Pew Research Center.
Sixty-three percent of respondents said they would prefer the Hindu-nationalist BJP to lead the next government, compared with 19 percent who preferred the Indian National Congress (INC), which heads the current governing coalition – a reflection of a widespread desire for a change in leadership. Other parties have the support of 12 percent of the public, while the remainder of survey participants were undecided.

The survey – conducted between December 7, 2013 and January 12, 2014 – interviewed 2,464 randomly selected adults in states and territories that are home to 90 percent of the Indian population.

via CNBC

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Alfonso Esparza

Alfonso Esparza

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Alfonso Esparza specializes in macro forex strategies for North American and major currency pairs. Upon joining OANDA in 2007, Alfonso Esparza established the MarketPulseFX blog and he has since written extensively about central banks and global economic and political trends. Alfonso has also worked as a professional currency trader focused on North America and emerging markets. He has been published by The MarketWatch, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Globe and Mail, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Bloomberg and BNN. He holds a finance degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and an MBA with a specialization on financial engineering and marketing from the University of Toronto.
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