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Vajpayee Alliance Wins in India

October 7, 1999

NEW DELHI, India (AP) _ Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s 22-party alliance won India’s parliamentary elections, results showed today, providing a chance for a stable government that may sign a nuclear test ban treaty.

The National Democratic Allliance, led by Vajpayee’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, passed the majority mark of 272 seats in the lower house of parliament. It was projected to win more, as vote counting continued.

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