— India’s Election Commission on Friday said it had completed its election count in all but two of the country’s 84 states, including the two disputed states of Bihar and West Bengal, and said the results were in.
The announcement came hours after the commission announced that India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi was to win a second term as the country faces its third election in the past 10 years.
The results from Bihar and the other disputed states in India’s northeast are expected in the coming days.
The results of the elections will be declared on May 18, the commission said in a statement.
“The elections in the three northeastern states, which have a history of communal violence, were held with great dignity and transparency,” it said.
India has been plagued by political turmoil since Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s government came to power in 2004, and a political standoff between Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress led to the formation of the Centre-National Democratic Alliance (NCA).
The NCA won the 2013 general elections in Bihar, and Modi has won a third consecutive term in office.