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May 16, 2014


Congress Party Concedes Defeat in India

"The Indian National Congress, which has headed India's government for nearly all the country's post-Independence history, conceded defeat to the opposition leader Narendra Modi on Friday, as voters rendered a crushing verdict on their country's flagging economic growth and a drumbeat of corruption scandals," the New York Times reports.

"Election officials had not yet finished counting the 550 million votes cast in the five-week general elections, but the contours of Congress's defeat quickly became clear. Rahul Gandhi, the heir apparent to the political dynasty that forms the Congress party's backbone, appeared headed for a narrow victory in his own home constituency, a stronghold he won by more than 300,000 votes in 2009."

The Week notes The Daily Show had its own take on the Indian election.












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