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India's Gandhi Sweeps Ruling Party from Power

India Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee concedes defeat in the country's general election, clearing the way for Sonia Gandhi to become India's next prime minister. Sonia Gandhi is the widow of assassinated former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi. Hear NPR's Steve Inskeep and NPR's Philip Reeves.

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Steve Inskeep is a host of NPR's Morning Edition, as well as NPR's morning news podcast Up First.
Philip Reeves is an award-winning international correspondent covering South America. Previously, he served as NPR's correspondent covering Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India.