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Youth Vote Key In India’s Marathon Elections

India is one of the world's youngest countries with 50% of its population still under 30, something that is reflected in the 150 million first time voters aged between 18 and 23 in the ongoing national elections. The polls, which commenced on April 7 and end on May 12, are spread out over nine phases, with young people set to play an important role in determining who ends up leading the world's largest democracy

(More: In India, 150 Million People Will Be Voting For The First Time This Year)

Photographs by Sumit Dayal for TIME

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