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Economist Set to Become India's Prime Minister

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Economist Set to Become India's Prime Minister

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Economist Set to Become India's Prime Minister

Economist Set to Become India's Prime Minister

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Manmohan Singh, a 71-year-old economist, is slated to become India's new prime minister after Congress Party leader Sonia Gandhi stunned supporters by declining the job. A former finance minister and member of India's Sikh minority, Singh oversaw the liberalizing reforms of India's economy in the early 1990s. Hear NPR's Philip Reeves.