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Papal Conclave: By the numbers

The conclave in numbers
115
Number of cardinal electors in the conclave to elect the new pope
67
Number of cardinal electors appointed by Benedict XVI
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48
Number of cardinal electors appointed by John Paul II
77
Number of votes to be elected pope (2/3 of 115, rounded up)
48
Number of countries cardinal electors come from
28
Number of cardinal electors from Italy, which has the largest contingent
11
Number of cardinal electors from the United States, the second-largest
35
Number of countries that have one elector each
53
Age of the youngest cardinal elector, Baselios Cleemis Thottunkal of India
80
Age of the oldest cardinal elector, Walter Kasper of Germany (Kasper turned 80 on March 5 but is allowed to be an elector because he was under 80 when the papal throne became vacant)
58
Age of Pope John Paul II at election in 1978
26.5 years
Length of John Paul II's reign
78
Age of Pope Benedict XVI at election in 2005
Nearly 8 years
Length of Benedict XVI's reign