Media Tip Sheet: India's Prime Minister Election Projections

June 3, 2024

WASHINGTON (June 3, 2024)—The world’s most populous country is wrapping up its six phase Prime Minister Election. The Associated Press reports that “India has close to 970 million voters among its more than 1.4 billion people.” Current Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to win his third term.

Faculty experts at the George Washington University are available to offer insight, analysis and commentary. If you would like to speak with an expert, please contact GW Media Relations Specialists Shannon Mitchell at [email protected] or [email protected].


Alyssa Ayres, Dean, Elliott School of International Affairs. Dean Ayres is an expert on India’s role in the world and in U.S. relations with South Asia in the larger Indo-Pacific. Dean Ayres is a foreign policy practitioner and award-winning author with senior experience in the government, nonprofit, and private sectors. Dean Ayres serves as an adjunct senior fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations. Previously, Dean Ayres served as deputy assistant secretary of state for South Asia during the Obama administration. During Ayres’s time at the State Department, she provided policy direction for four US embassies and four consulates.

James Foster, Oliver T. Carr, Jr. Professor of International Affairs and Professor of Economics at the George Washington University. Foster is an expert on international economic development, inequality and poverty, and economic theory and policy. His research focuses on welfare economics—using economic tools to evaluate and enhance the wellbeing of people.

Emmanuel Teitelbaum, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at the George Washington University. Teitelbaum is an expert on comparative politics, political economy, labor standards, data science, R(programming language), and South Asia. He is available to speak on India’s Political Economy.