India's opposition headed for election landslide

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Associated Press

Posted on May 16, 2014 at 3:08 AM

Updated Friday, May 16 at 4:06 AM

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's Election Commission says that early results show that the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party has won enough seats to form a government on its own.

The party now has a commanding lead in 272 seats, the majority needed to move forward without forming a coalition with smaller parties in the country's lower house of Parliament.

The full results are expected later Friday.

If the results are finalized as expected it would be the first time a single party has won an outright majority since the 1984 national election.

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