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India's opposition headed for election landslide

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Photo - Indian policemen on duty watch election results on television at a counting station in New Delhi, India, Friday, May 16, 2014. India's main Hindu nationalist party was making early gains Friday as officials began counting votes following the country's massive national election, with the opposition looking to end the ruling Congress party's decade-long reign. The Election Commission was expected to announce the results later in the day. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Indian policemen on duty watch election results on television at a counting station in New Delhi, India, Friday, May 16, 2014. India's main Hindu nationalist party was making early gains Friday as officials began counting votes following the country's massive national election, with the opposition looking to end the ruling Congress party's decade-long reign. The Election Commission was expected to announce the results later in the day. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
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NEW DELHI (AP) — India's Election Commission says that early results show that the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party has won enough seats to form a government on its own.

The party now has a commanding lead in 272 seats, the majority needed to move forward without forming a coalition with smaller parties in the country's lower house of Parliament.

The full results are expected later Friday.

If the results are finalized as expected it would be the first time a single party has won an outright majority since the 1984 national election.

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