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India counts votes in massive national elections as Hindu nationalist party eyes win

Vote counting is underway in India following the country's massive national elections as exit polls predict victory for the pro-business, Hindu nationalist opposition party.

India's Election Commission is expected to announce all the results later Friday.

The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party campaigned on promises of a revival in economic growth. There is widespread dissatisfaction with the ruling Congress party, which has been in power for a decade.

There was a record turnout in this year's elections, with 66.38 percent of the 814 million eligible voters casting ballots during the six-week contest, which was held in several stages across the country. Turnout in the 2009 elections was 58.13 percent.