India

Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
19.06.2020 to 02.11.2020
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Upon normal expiry
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
31.01.2022
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
76
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Partial renewal

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
66
Number of women elected
10
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
13.16%
Note on the Distribution of seats according to sex
- Indirect elections to renew one third of the 233 elective seats in the Council of States are held every two years on various dates. Seventy-six seats were up for renewal in 2020. The renewal had been due to start on 26 March but was delayed to 19 June due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Sixty-five members had been elected by 5 October 2020, of whom eight were women. In all, there were 25 women among 243 members. The total membership included 11 retiring members and one male member appointed in 2020.
- On 13 October, the election commission set elections for the 11 retiring members for 9 November. On 2 November, the election commission declared that all 11 candidates had been elected unopposed. They include two women. Therefore, a total of 10 women were elected out of the 76 seats renewed in 2020.
- As at 2 December 2020, there were 27 women out of 241 members (with four vacancies which were not up for renewal in 2020).
Sources
Council of States (07.10.2020, 02.12.2020, 03.12.2020)
Women Indirectly Elected
10

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
214
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
27
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
14.09.2020
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
M. Venkaiah Naidu (Male)
Date of election
11.08.2017