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Lok Sabha polls 2019: PM Modi made the election a referendum on his leadership and it paid off, says foreign media

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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India May 24, 2019, 11.46 AM (IST)

The results for Lok Sabha elections are out  and PM Narendra Modi-led BJP broke its own record for an election performance in 2019, bettering the results from the last general elections in 2014

The Indian voters have decided that who will administer the country for the next five years.

Foreign media outlets are also showing a keen interest in the results of the world's biggest democracy's Parliamentary elections. This is how international media covered the result day of Lok Sabha elections, 2019.

Reporting the victory of PM Narendra Modi, American News company CNN wrote: "Voters backed Modi, despite the issues. As we wait for analysts to slice and dice the numbers and tell us more about what just happened, one thing seems clear: Modi appears to have played in and won a parliamentary contest—where voters elect individual MPs, responding, in theory, to local issues—by turning it into a referendum with just one question on the ballot: do you support Modi?"

Pointing on a historical fact Al Jazeera, a Qatari pay television news channel, in its coverage, noted that 'Modi is the first non-Congress prime minister in India to return to power after a full five-year term'. 

An article in BBC world made remarks about BJP's huge win and wrote: Governing BJP of Narendra Modi has swept back to victory with a resounding majority of well over 300 seats. The result is a major blow for Rahul Gandhi's Congress, which once dominated Indian politics.

With over 50% vote share in 300+ seats, Narendra Modi becomes first PM since Nehru to return to power with a bigger mandate.

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Al Jazeera noted that 'Modi is the first non-Congress prime minister in India to return to power after a full five-year term'.