Composition of Lok Sabha
The composition of the Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Indian Parliament, is determined by the number of seats allocated to each state and union territory. The total number of seats is currently 543, with 530 allocated to the states and 13 to union territories. These seats are distributed among the states and union territories in a manner such that the population of each constituency is roughly the same. The Lok Sabha is elected every five years through a general election, in which citizens of India over the age of 18 are eligible to vote. Members of the Lok Sabha are elected through a first-past-the-post system, in which the candidate with the most votes in each constituency is elected.