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What is the impact of India’s national elections on global democracy?

  • The world’s second most populous country carried out a successful, democratic election.
  • India is a diverse country that has elected a party favoring Hindus to rule.

What do these elections mean for US Foreign Policy

  • U.S. foreign direct investment in India may increase.
  • The U.S. will encourage cooperation between India and Pakistan.

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We need to empower women. Give women a voice in the decision-making process. Give women a political voice where they can champion, for their own welfare. And, of course, for us. United Nations - organizations, agencies - we need to do our part.
Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), one of our 20 Women Changing the World. Read here:
Kenya does not necessarily leap to mind when someone says “financial innovation,” but it may well be the most advanced of the 196 countries on planet Earth when it comes to the development and deployment of mobile payments.

Alec Ross, former Senior Advisor for Innovation to the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, on mobile banking and development in Africa. 

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