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India's democratic dictatorship
Amid much fanfare, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government has completed a hundred days of its second term. Despite his government's poor record, Modi remains immensely popular personally [...]

Modi's enduring popularity may mystify his critics. Most of the out-of-the-box solutions he has attempted have done more harm than good. For example, his government's disastrous demonetization of 86% of India's currency in 2016 was probably the single biggest blow to the Indian economy since independence, costing millions of jobs and undermining growth. But that does not seem to bother most voters, for whom he comes across as a decisive, no-nonsense leader, willing to break with tradition and attempt bold solutions to India's intractable problems.

by das monde on Mon Sep 16th, 2019 at 10:02:49 AM EST
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