Hindu Nationalist Leader Kovind Chosen India's New President 1 234 567

Hindu Nationalist Leader Kovind Chosen India's New President

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A Hindu nationalist leader has been chosen India's new president, a largely ceremonial position.

Ram Nath Kovind was elected by the Indian Parliament and state legislatures in voting held Monday, with the results announced Thursday.

Kovind is a former governor of the eastern state of Bihar and a longtime associate of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, or National Volunteer Corps, a Hindu group that has been accused of stoking religious hatred against Muslims.

The group is the...

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