India: Victory for Indira

Ever since last month's general elections in which India's ruling Congress Party suffered startling setbacks, the race has been on for the Prime Minister's job. The contestants: Indira Gandhi, who has held the position since the death of Lai Bahadur Shastri 14 months ago, and Morarji Desai, 71, the flinty former Finance Minister who was also Indira's sole rival in the earlier selection. Last week, bowing to pressures for party unity, Desai withdrew from the race, thus virtually assuring Indira's election this week by the Congress Party to a full five-year term as Prime Minister. As a reward, Desai was...

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