Congress wins Indian election

In New Delhi, supporters dance and set off fireworks outside the headquarters of the Congress Party, which is just short of a majority and must now woo more allies to form a coalition government. Prime Minister <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEHST001855" title="Manmohan Singh" href="/topic/politics/government/manmohan-singh-PEHST001855.topic">Manmohan Singh</a> is expected to stay on for a year or so, before handing the reins to heir apparent <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB001855" title="Rahul Gandhi" href="/topic/entertainment/rahul-gandhi-PECLB001855.topic">Rahul Gandhi</a>, son of former Prime Minister <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEHST000742" title="Rajiv Gandhi" href="/topic/arts-culture/rajiv-gandhi-PEHST000742.topic">Rajiv Gandhi</a>.
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( Keith Bedford / Getty Images / May 16, 2009 )

In New Delhi, supporters dance and set off fireworks outside the headquarters of the Congress Party, which is just short of a majority and must now woo more allies to form a coalition government. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is expected to stay on for a year or so, before handing the reins to heir apparent Rahul Gandhi, son of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

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