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Sonia Gandhi Poised to Become India's Prime Minister

Sonia Gandhi is likely to become India's next prime minister. She's the Italian-born daughter-in-law of the late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, and the widow of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. Her Congress Party staged a surprise electoral victory in recent parliamentary elections. Hear NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to NPR's Philip Reeves.

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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.
As NPR's senior national correspondent, Linda Wertheimer travels the country and the globe for NPR News, bringing her unique insights and wealth of experience to bear on the day's top news stories.