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Bobby Jindal elected Louisiana governor

October 21, 2007
Republican Congressman Piyush 'Bobby' Jindal, 36, has created history by becoming the first-ever Indian-American to be elected a governor in the history of the United States.

With 100 percent of the precincts reporting -- 3,967 of 3,967 -- Jindal received 699,672 or 53.61 per cent of votes, which put him over the top of the magic 50 percentile that precludes a November run-off and automatically makes him the next governor of this Cajun state.

Text: Aziz Haniffa in Washington, DC

Photographs: Mohammed Jaffer/SnapsIndia

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