Kamala Harris Says India is ‘Oldest Democracy in the World’ (It’s Not)

Washington Free Beacon | 1/10/2019 | Brent Scher
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BY: Brent Scher

Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) falsely stated on Wednesday night that India is the "oldest democracy in the world," a title that actually belongs to the United States.

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Harris, whose mother Shyamala Harris is from India, made the remark after she was asked by the Washington Post‘s Jonathan Capehart how "being half Indian-American" shaped her "identity and political views."

"You know, India is one of the oldest, if not the oldest, democracy in the world," Harris said.

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The statement has no basis in fact. The Republic of India wasn't established as a democracy until 1950 after it won independence from Great Britain. Its first democratic election, which took several months to conduct, was not...
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