Study on Indian Regional Parties

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In cooperation with the Centre for Public Affairs (CPA), the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung published a study on Indian Regional Parties. The publication shall give an overview on selected political parties to election observers in India and abroad as well as representatives from science, diplomacy and international NGOs.

In the forefront of this year’s general election in India, analysts give an important role to the current small coalition parties of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA), the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) as well as other small parties which are not in coalitions but have a regional electorate. Already during the last general elections in 2009, regional parties presented themselves as an important political power in the parliamentary system. Generally, there is a change in the political agenda and election topics of the regional parties in India as well as a more fragmented party system.

The foreign office of KAS in India supports the bilateral political dialogue between Germany and India with its activities in the areas of foreign and security policy, rule of law and economy policy.


India, April 1, 2014


Peter Rimmele

Resident Representative India

Peter Rimmele
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