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Congress win in India.

In what must be the most unexpected election victory of the decade, the Congress Party in India, led by Sonia Gandhi, fifty-seven, swept to power in May. And then, to circumvent the ongoing criticism of her foreign birth, Gandhi very magnanimously withdrew from contention as prime minister With the return of Congress to power, it is to be hoped that the secular principle, which is so essential to the peace and prosperity of India, will be strengthened after a long run of encroachments against it by the outgoing Hindu nationalist government.

Bill Cooke is international director of the Center for Inquiry-International.

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Title Annotation:World Report
Author:Cooke, Bill
Publication:Free Inquiry
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:9INDI
Date:Aug 1, 2004
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