Political System

India is a federal federal republic composed of 29 states and seven federal regions directly affiliated to the central government. The powers are divided according to the British parliamentary system. The central legislative authority consists of the President of the Republic and the House of Parliament (Rajya Sabha and the People's Assembly of Lok Sabha).

The House (Rajia Sebha) consists of 285 members, of whom 238 are elected by state legislatures while 20 are appointed by the President of the Republic and are headed by the Vice-President (ex officio).

The People's Assembly (Lok Sabha) consists of 545 members, of which 543 are directly elected through the ballot boxes (general parliamentary elections) while the President of the Republic appoints two members of the Council.