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Polls so far: 5 things you should know

Last updated on: April 17, 2014 17:05 IST

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Patrick Ward

A breakdown of candidates in the first five stages of the election by the Association for Democratic Reforms and National Election Watch offers a fascinating insight into the declarations made by this year’s Lok Sabha hopefuls.

Information on 3,305 of 3,355 candidates was analysed.

Rediff.com presents the data below using data visualisation -- the results might surprise you.

Candidate assets

The chart below shows the amount of assets held by the average party candidate.

The graphic shows data for parties with the highest number of candidates standing.



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This coverage is part of Project India, a journalism initiative organised by Bournemouth University, the UK, and supported by Rediff.com.




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Gender

The vast majority of candidates standing so far have been male (92.7%) -- just 7.29% are women.

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Education

Now a breakdown of candidates by their educational achievements. It shows that just over half are educated at degree level or above.

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Age range

Finally, a wide spread of ages for candidates. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the most common age group is 41-50.

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Tainted candidates

Using our interactive chart, click to see the proportion of tainted candidates by party and by state. The graphics also show those with charged in serious cases -- which includes murder, rape and robbery.



 



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