With the passing time, elections, which happens to be the biggest festival of democracy is becoming expensive. Right from the elections in the US to India, to other countries, the election in a different point of time has become the gala time to celebrate and without pumping huge money festivals and celebrations are not possible. It would be interesting to catch some of the most expensive elections in world, how about catching them as under:
2012 The Barak Obama Re-Election
Of all the elections in the world, the 2012 re-election of Barak Obama to power in the US is called as the most expensive elections in the world. It has pumped around 875 million USD and for the online marketing and promotion, the people in the US invested around 52 Million USD, which is huge by the Obama group. On the other side, Mitt Romney who lost the election also had similar money to invest he was able to put around 845 Million USD in the elections. All in all the cost went huge up to 6 Billion USD.
India’s 2019 General Elections
The other most expensive elections in the world include the ongoing 2019 General elections. As per a Delhi based media research company called Centre for Media Studies, the Indian election happens to be huge and it would cost around 7 billion USD. This is huge and more than the US elections that cost around 6.5 Billion USD in the US.
The 2016 Donald Trump Elections in the US
The US is often known to have expensive elections in the world and one such election is of the 2012 presidential elections in the country. The world has seen investing the huge money of around 6.5 million USD, which was the total expenditure in the presidential elections in the US.
The Nigerian Elections of 2015
The other Elections that remained the most expensive in the world include the 2015 Nigerian Elections. It had a whopping cost of around 3 Billion USD, which is huge for any African country counted among the third world.
The 2014 General Elections in India
The 2014 elections in India that brought Mr. Narendra Modi and his party into power is also regarded as the most expensive elections in the world. He had huge business tycoons to invest carrying a whopping amount to invest in the election campaign. As per reports, the total cost of the election in India during 2014 was not less than 4.5 billion USD. This was huge and with every passing election, the cost goes on increasing.
The 2008 Presidential Elections in the US
The other most expensive elections in the world include the 2008 Presidential Elections in the US. It had a whopping cost of six billion USD and as per an estimate by the non-partisan Center for Responsive Politics, it was actually 700 million USD that was carried out by a single party making it be a costly affair.
This is still a modest list when it comes to the most expensive elections in the world. You have more such elections to list out just wait and watch!