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Five Challenges Facing India's Reelected Government

May 24, 2019 | 09:30 GMT
An Indian election official checks out monitors at a vote-counting center in Ahmedabad on May 22, 2019.

After being reelected for a second term, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will face a raft of challenges that range from short-term economic concerns to broader geopolitical dilemmas with China and the United States.

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As the dust settles following his landslide victory, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will now have to reckon with the expectations of an electorate seeking to resolve the myriad of internal and external challenges that continue to hinder India's progress. High unemployment and a cooling economy, as well as looming trade concerns and China's encroachment into South Asia, will be of chief concern for Modi's administration in the years ahead, as he attempts to bring the country's burgeoning military and economic power in Asia to a head....

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