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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 the Congress Party in elections with a record high turnout of more than 553 million voters, 81-year-old Manmohan Singh gives way to the forthright 63-year-old Hindu nationalist, Narendra Modi, of the Bharatiya Janata Party. VOA Correspondent Steve Herman in New Delhi looks at Modi’s leadership style and governing priorities as he takes charge of the world’s second most populous country.

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