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Rahul Gandhi, Vice-President of India's main opposition Congress Party, is garlanded by supporters during an election campaign meeting ahead of the second phase of Gujarat state assembly elections, in Dakor, India, December 10, 2017. REUTERS/Amit Dave

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's main opposition party Congress on Monday appointed Rahul Gandhi, the scion of the country's most fabled political dynasty, as its president, the party announced.

The great-grandson of India's founding prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, was elected unopposed to head the party, which was defeated heavily in a 2014 general election.

(Reporting by Nidhi Verma)

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