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India Awaits Change as New Leader Takes Over

The world’s largest democracy this week experiences a transition of government. After a total defeat for India's Congress Party in elections with a record high turnout of more than 553 million voters, the soft-spoken Sikh, Manmohan Singh, 81, gives way to the forthright Hindu nationalist, Narendra Modi, 63, of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Over a decade while the Congress Party was in power, the economy created just one-tenth of the jobs necessary to keep pace with its growing...

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