India's month-long general election has ended, wrapping up the world's largest exercise in democracy.
The country closed its polls Wednesday, after millions of people voted in a five-phase election to choose representatives for the 543 parliamentary seats.
The final results will be announced on Saturday, after all votes are counted.
Neither the Congress-led coalition nor the main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party is expected to secure a parliamentary majority.
As a result, the parties likely will engage in political bargaining to win new allies to form a new government.
With 714 million eligible voters, India held its election in phases to ensure there was adequate staff and security forces to maintain order.
Separatists in Indian-controlled Kashmir protested the elections, which they said legitimized New Delhi's rule of the Muslim-majority Himalayan region.