Day 1

India, South Asia
Population: 1,251,696,000
Chief of State: President Ram Nath Kovind
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Christians: 2.2%
Evangelical Christians: Unknown
Dominant Religion: Hinduism
Persecution Ranking: 10th
Life Expectancy: 68.13 Years
Literacy Rate: 74.04%
Population Below Poverty Line: 29.8%
Refugees Living in India: 205,012

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The third of a seven stage general election process involved 188 million eligible voters in 15 states. Around 900 million people are eligible to take part in the whole election process to choose 543 members of the parliament’s lower house. The election is seen as an opportunity for the population to show whether they support Prime Minister Modi’s nationalist agenda. While he has gained the support of many hardline Hindus, the opposition says his inability to address economic issues will be his downfall. Pray that the Lord will have His way in the government of India (The Bible, Psalm 71:16).

Source: India votes in the third phase of general elections (Al Jazeera)

Mauritania, North Africa
Population: 4,081,000
Chief of State: President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Yahya Ould Hademine
Christians: 0.3%
Evangelical Christians: 0.1%
Dominant Religion: Islam
Persecution Ranking: 25th
Life Expectancy: 62.7 Years
Literacy Rate: 58.6%
Population Below Poverty Line: 40%
Refugees Living in Mauritania: 76,048

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Mauritanians will go to the polls on 22 June to vote for a successor to President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz. Candidates have until 8 May to file their bid to be the next president. Several major figures have already declared their intentions to run. They include former defense minister Mohamed Ould Cheikh Mohamed Ahmed, who is a close associate of the current president. Others are the former head of the transitional government, Sidi Mohamed Ould Boubacar; anti-slavery activist Biram Ould Dah Ould Abeid, and long-standing opposition figure Mohamed Ould Moloud. Pray that the country will have a good leader to free the people from oppression, Pray that there will be a peaceful election process (The Bible, Isaiah 54:14).

Mauritania to hold presidential election on June 22