Anti-corruption party sweeps India's election in blow for Modi

February 10, 2015 11:34 AM

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An upstart anti-corruption party swept to a landslide victory Tuesday in state elections in the Indian capital, dealing the first significant political setback to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The opposition Aam Aadmi Party, whose name means “common man,” was projected to win a record-high 67 of 70 seats in the New Delhi state government, according to official tallies, a stunning result in a race that Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party until recent days had thought was neck-and-neck.

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