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Indian Minister Resigns After Election Defeat

Indian Atal Behari Vajpayee resigns after his Hindu-nationalist party was dealt a shocking defeat in national elections. Italian-born Sonia Gandhi's Congress party now readies itself to take power in the world's largest democracy. Gandhi vowed to put together a secular government but would not say whether she would become the next prime minister. NPR's Philip Reeves reports.

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Philip Reeves is an award-winning international correspondent covering South America. Previously, he served as NPR's correspondent covering Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India.
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