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India Prepares for Shift in Leadership

India's political leadership is about to change. Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee resigned after major losses by his party in parliamentary elections. Now National Congress Party leader Sonia Gandhi appears poised to claim the prime minister's chair. Hear NPR's Scott Simon and NPR's Philip Reeves.

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Scott Simon is one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters. He is the host of Weekend Edition Saturday and is one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.
Philip Reeves is an award-winning international correspondent covering South America. Previously, he served as NPR's correspondent covering Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India.