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Voters in India turn out in large numbers to vote

Voters ignored record cold weather and widespread violence Thursday to elect India's sixth prime minister in balloting many saw as a choice between oppression and chaos. Taxis quadrupled their fares, old people walked miles, and the nation shut down as half of India's 360 million voters selected from among 2,237 candidates to fill 244 of the 524 contested seats in the nation's seventh elected Parliament. A final round of voting will be held Sunday and final results are expected to be announced Tuesday.


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