Apr 17, 2014

Indian, Indonesian wannabe pollies get their star turns on TV

Western countries aren't the only ones spending big on electioneering. Crikey intern Luke Cooper takes a look at some of the campaign ads in Indonesia and India.

Smart political advertising can rally a nation behind a politician, and Australians aren’t the only voters bombarded with ads come election-time.

The Indian general election is currently taking place over a six-week period, the longest in the country’s history. It’s notable for controversial ad campaigns aimed at swaying India’s 543 constituencies (India is the world’s biggest democracy).

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