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Voting for 14th President of India Begins

Voting for 14th President of India Begins
July 17
10:29 2017

Voting to elect India’s 14th President began on Monday morning.

All elected MPs and member of Legislative Assemblies are eligible to cast their vote to elect the successor of Pranab Mukherjee, who demits office on July 25.

The contest is between National Democratic Alliance (NDA) nominee Ram Nath Kovind and candidate of several major opposition parties Meira Kumar, who was former Lok Sabha Speaker.

Counting of votes and announcement of the result will be held on July 20. On July 23, a special farewell will be held in Parliament for President Pranab Mukherjee.

On July 25, the president elect will be picked up from his/her home in and driven to parliament in a special buggy where the Chief Justice of India will administer oath to the new president.


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