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CNN-News18 curate special programming line-up for Assembly Elections 2019

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MUMBAI: CNN-News18 has announced extensive programming to apprise the viewers of all the major national and political developments during the elections. After the fierce battle in the Loksabha elections, major political parties have once again geared up for an intense political contest in Maharashtra and Haryana. 

In line with their commitment to bring most incisive reportage of all the major elections, CNN-News18 will delve into all aspects of the assembly elections under the umbrella branding ‘Battle for the States’ The programming comprises a detailed analysis along with an overall view of the political scenario through a multitude of shows. From election focused daily shows such as ‘Citizen’s Viewpoint’ and ‘Election Epicentre’ highlighting ground realities and sentiments to special shows such as ‘Youngistan’ and ‘Kings & Queens’, CNN-News18 will bring its viewers the most insightful and exhaustive coverage of the state elections. 

While Youngistan will put a special focus on the youth voters of the states to ensure that their voice is captured, Kings and Queens, through its unique storytelling format, will deep dive and showcase the lives of top political leaders contesting the elections. Offering a satirical round up of the elections, ‘The Election That Wasn’t’, will feature Cyrus Broacha who will look across the political spectrum, giving his unique take on the election news and shenanigans.

CNN-News18, with IPSOS as research partner, will present Exit Poll to the viewers after the voting process is over. The exit poll will telecast from 6 PM -10 PM and will attempt to predict the final result of the elections basis voting patterns, trends, seat projections and proclivity of the voters on ground.

The programming on the channel will be led by veteran anchors and journalists such as Bhupendra Chaubey, Executive Editor, Zakka Jacob, Executive Editor – Output, Anand Narasimhan, Executive Editor, Marya Shakil, Political Editor, Shreya Dhoundial, Senior Editor and Pallavi Ghosh, Senior Editor, Politics. The formidable editorial team will be supported by a panel of renowned political experts and analysts.

The programming will continue till counting day as CNN-News18 will aim to provide an unmatched coverage continuing its legacy of the bringing most accurate and fastest election results. To highlight the ground reality of Maharashtra and Haryana and the frame of mind of the voters, the channel’s power-packed programming is set to cover all the happenings from the states, updates on the election buzz and insights into strategies of various parties, alliances & candidates.

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