General elections were held in India in 1991 to elect the members of the 10th Lok Sabha. The result of the election was that no party could get a majority, so a minority government (Indian National Congress with the help of left parties) was formed, resulting in a stable government for the next 5 years, under the new Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao.

India has long been considered as the "World's Largest Democracy", as it has a population of over 1.25 billion. With a population that large, elections can be enormous as the election of 1991 shows. Record 315 million people turned out to polling stations and voted.

To put this number in perspective, the total population of the United States, the third most populous country, is 318 million.

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