Indian coalition chooses new prime minister

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Inder Kumar Gujral, the new United Front coalition leader, was named India's new prime minister, ending three weeks of chaotic political manoeuvring. Mr Gujral and his cabinet are to be sworn in today, news agencies reported. Mr Gujral, 77, succeeds HD Deve Gowda, who lost a confidence vote last month when a feuding ally, the Congress Party, withdrew support for his government.

AP - New Delhi