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India's prime minister leaves office to make way for Narendra Modi
India's prime minister leaves office to make way for Narendra Modi

As his party absorbed a crushing election defeat, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh left office Saturday, ending a 10-year run that began with strong economic growth but collapsed amid corruption scandals and political paralysis that he was seen as too aloof to stop. In a brief valedictory address, Singh said all Indians must respect the verdict of voters who drummed his Indian National Congress party out of power and handed a landslide victory to the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party in parliamentary election results announced Friday. “In the last 10 years, we as a country have seen many successes and achievements that we should be proud of,” Singh said in stiff, formal...

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