India's New Leader Wins Biggest Election Victory in 30 Years

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India has a new prime minister: Narendra Modi. The Hindu nationalist was elected last week as India's next leader, winning by the widest margin in 30 years. The controversial leader - who denies he encouraged the mob violence in 2002 that killed 1,000 people, most of them Muslims - has promised to revive an Indian economy plagued by high inflation and corruption.


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Pradeep Chhibber, professor of Political Science at UC Berkeley

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