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|Indian general election, 1989|
|All 465 seats to the Indian Legislative Assembly|
|First party||Second party||Third party|
|Leader||Rajiv Gandhi||Syed Shah Mardan Shah-II||Surjit Singh Barnala|
|Party||[[Indian National Congress|Template:Indian National Congress/meta/shortname]]||[[All India Muslim League|Template:All India Muslim League/meta/shortname]]||[[Akali Dal|Template:Akali Dal/meta/shortname]]|
|Leader's seat||Amethi||Umerkot||Firozpur Rural|
|Fourth party||Fifth party||Sixth party|
|Leader||Chandra Rajeswara Rao||Charles Stanford||Morarji Desai|
|Party||[[Communist Party|Template:Communist Party/meta/shortname]]||Liberal Party||[[Praja Socialist Party|Template:Praja Socialist Party/meta/shortname]]|
|Leader's seat||Hyderabad City East||1st Bengal European Seat||Surat|
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The 1989 Indian general election was the first election since the 1971 general election to be brought about by the expiration of a Parliament's term.
The INC had formed a minority supported by Akali Dal since the 1982 election and sought a renewed term for this government following the expiration of the Legislative Assembly's term.
The election was once again largely a repeat of the previous two elections with INC minority continuing in power.