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  • "It is a special moment for us women, and men of course, in our country because for the first time we have a woman being elected president of India," said Congress leader Sonia Gandhi, who hand-picked Mrs. Patil after Congress and opposition parties failed to agree on a common candidate.

    Woman elected president in a first →

  • Immediately after his appearance, his mother, Sonia Gandhi, the president of the party, took the microphone and said she assumes responsibility.

    Opposition leader Narendra Modi to be India's next prime minister →

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