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Leftist Groups Reject Gandhi's Coalition

Leftist parties refuse to formally join Indian Prime Minister-elect Sonia Gandhi's Congress Party and its allies in a coalition set to be sworn into power this week. Stocks in India plunge on speculation that leftist influence on Gandhi's new government will end economic reforms. Hear NPR's Philip Reeves.

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Philip Reeves is an award-winning international correspondent covering South America. Previously, he served as NPR's correspondent covering Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India.