It was an emotional rollercoaster, from polling night on 19 November to the announcement at lunch time on 24 November – five days of hope and despair to find out who would form the next government.
Many were glued to their mobile phones for the latest updates. At various points, it looked as if we would have a government made up predominantly of one ethnicity and religious background foisted on the country, leaving minorities poorly represented.
And so, this election season even made many people ‘religious’. A friend of mine, who is hardly religious or spiritually inclined, said, “I have never prayed so hard in my entire life!”
Many had done all they could before the elections – acting as polling agents, talking to friends, helping with transporting postal ballots – and now they prayed. Full article on Aliran website