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Six-week-long election ends

Millions of Indian voters wrapped up the country's mammoth national election Monday, and exit polls indicated that Hindu nationalist opposition leader Narendra Modi was the front-runner for prime minister.

With 814 million eligible voters, India voted in phases over six weeks, with results expected Friday.

The main Hindu opposition Bharatiya Janata Party went into the election with strong momentum on promises of economic growth. Preelection polls suggested there was deep dissatisfaction with the governing Congress party's 10 years in power.

Modi's chief rival for prime minister is Rahul Gandhi, the 43-year-old vice president of the Congress party and the scion of the Gandhi family. - AP