Thursday, July 29, 2004

Lok Sabha

(Hindi: �House of the People�), the lower chamber of India's bicameral parliament. Under the constitution of 1950, it is elected for a term of five years by universal suffrage for citizens 18 and older. Members are elected directly from territorial constituencies in the states. In the early 1990s the Lok Sabha had 543 elected members; 13 of these represented the union territories. Two additional


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