AZUZ: Which of these nations borders the Bay of Bengal: India, Pakistan, Thailand or Vietnam? Bengal used to be a provenance of India, and the Bay of Bengal is on the country's east coast.
The South Asian country of India has begun the process of holding a national election. But its' not something that can be done in a day. Even though India's about a third the size of the United States, its population is almost four times bigger. And the results of that election that started on Thursday aren't expected until late May.
To keep elections fair and safe, polling is done in seven phases around different regions of India, so not every part of the country votes at once.
And though the political party of the nation's current leader won a landslide victory in 2014, incumbent Prime Minister Narendra Modi may be facing a closer contest this time around. The challenges faced by farmers, unemployment among young workers, tensions with neighboring Pakistan, all of these are issues in this election.
南亚国家印度开启国家选举进程 。但这不是一天就能完成的选举 。尽管印度的面积大约只有美国的三分之一，但其人口是美国的近四倍 。选举在周四开启，而其结果要到5月底才能揭晓 。
虽然印度现任领导人所在政党在2014年的大选中赢得了压倒性胜利，但是现任总理纳伦德拉·莫由这次可能面临更为激烈的竞争 。农民面临的挑战、年轻工人的失业问题、与邻国巴基斯坦的紧张局势，这些都是本次大选关注的主要议题 。
1. used to do sth. 过去常常；过去曾；
I used to smoke, but I gave up a couple of years ago.
2. even though 即使；尽管；纵然；
He told supporters not to ease up even though he's leading in the presidential race.
3. at once 同时；一起；
I dreamed up a plan to solve both problems at once.
4. this time around 这一次；
Senator Bentsen has declined to get involved this time around.