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India's PM, Manmohan Singh, says he will step down

3 January 2014 Last updated at 06:22 GMT

The Indian Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, has said he will not stand in the next general elections, and that he will hand over power to a new prime minister.

He has been the prime minister in the world's largest democracy for nearly ten years.

Mr Singh made the announcement at a press conference. He said: "In a few months' time after the general election I will hand the baton over to a new prime minister."