Indian exit poll shows Modi-led coalition set to win election

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Posted: May 12, 2014 9:05 AM

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A coalition led by Indian opposition candidate Narendra Modi is set to win a majority of seats in the country's general election, an exit poll by research group C-Voter showed on Monday.

Indian elections are notoriously hard to call, however, due to the country's diverse electorate and a parliamentary system in which local candidates hold great sway. Pre-election opinion polls and post-voting exit polls both have a patchy record.

(Reporting by Shyamantha Asokan; Writing by Frank Jack Daniel; Editing by John Chalmers)