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The future of India's National Congress dynastic party is in doubt
The future of India's National Congress dynastic party is in doubt

It is one of the most storied names in political history, a party synonymous with modern India and an inspiration for revolutionary movements led by the likes of South Africa's Nelson Mandela and Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh. But a disastrous performance in the recent national elections has many wondering whether this is the end for the Indian National Congress party. The party that has led India for most of its 67 years as an independent nation was thumped out of power, winning a paltry 44 of 543 parliamentary seats — its lowest tally by far — and prompting serious questions about the leadership of the Gandhis, the first family of Indian politics. The descendants of...

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