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New party's stunning election success leaves leadership of India's capital uncertain

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    Supporters throw flower petals as Arvind Kejriwal, center, leader of India’s Aam Aadmi Party, or Common Man's Party, speaks as they celebrate the party's performance in Delhi state Assembly elections, in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. The new political party played spoiler in the race and pushed Congress into third place, according to early results. The group, led by former tax official hopes next to campaign nationally. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal) (The Associated Press)

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    India’s Aam Aadmi Party, or Common Man's Party, supporters with brooms, the party symbol, celebrate the party’s performance in Delhi state Assembly elections in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. The new political party played spoiler in the race and pushed Congress into third place, according to early results.The group, led by former tax official Arvind Kejriwal, hopes next to campaign nationally. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal) (The Associated Press)

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    India's ruling Congress party president Sonia Gandhi reacts after addressing the media in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. India's main Hindu nationalist party appeared to make strong electoral gains in four heartland states Sunday, sidelining the ruling Congress party in a race seen as a test before next year's general election, according to preliminary results. (AP Photo) (The Associated Press)

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    India’s main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters celebrate the party’s victory in the Delhi state Assembly elections in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. BJP, the main Hindu nationalist party, appeared to make strong political gains in four heartland states Sunday, as preliminary results showed the ruling Congress party sidelined in a race seen as a test before next year's general election. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal) (The Associated Press)

The question of who will run India's capital remains uncertain after a new political party won a stunning number of seats from the incumbent Congress party, leaving no group with an absolute majority.

The new Aam Aadmi Party, or Common Man's Party, seized 28 of Delhi's 70 assembly seats in the Dec. 4 elections after forming nine months ago on an anti-corruption platform. The Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party took 31 seats, according to results announced Sunday.

Congress was left with only eight — a sharp decline from its previous 43.

All three parties have ruled out forming a coalition government, leaving the capital in a leadership lurch and raising the possibility of new elections.

They also appeared unwilling to form an insecure minority government by relying on outside support.