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Narendra Modi Wins a Second Term

Last week Thursday, Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, was formally sworn in for a second straight term in office. His election came following a landslide victory at the country’s general election, which saw his party gain a significant fraction of India’s Congress and all but solidified is grip on power.

At the elections, Modi, his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) , and all of their allies won 349 seats out of the available 545 in the lower house of India’s Parliament.

The win followed a 7-week election that saw the Prime Minister take on an even sterner nationalist stand; much more different from the focus on economic reform that saw him take control of the government back in 2014. As he’s set to take on a second 5-year term, all eyes are on him, his government, and the policies that they are set to introduce to the Indian people.

The results of the election were even better than the most optimistic projections for the party. It made Modi the first Indian Prime Minister since 1970 to get elected into a second term with a distinctive victory at parliament.

Modi took his oath of office for the second at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the Presidential Palace in New Delhi, along with other notable party names and members of his new council of ministers.

However, his government is yet to announce which specific portfolios each minister will helm.

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