Presidential Election:The Election Commission can announce the Presidential election in the coming few days. The term of the current President Ram Nath Kovind is going to end on July 24. According to Article 62 of the Constitution, the term of the current President must end before the election of a new President.
Presidential elections and votes
Members of both the Houses of Parliament as well as elected members of the Legislative Assemblies of all the states, the National Capital Territory of Delhi and the Union Territory of Puducherry can vote for the election of the President. However, nominated members of Rajya Sabha, Lok Sabha or Legislative Assemblies are not entitled to vote in the Presidential elections. Similarly, the members of the Legislative Councils of the states also do not have the right to participate in the Presidential elections.
past presidential election
Earlier, on 17 July 2017 the votes were cast for the Presidential election and the counting of votes was done on 20 July and Ram Nath Kovind was elected President. He assumed his office on 25 July 2017. He has been elected as the 14th President of the country.
Presidential Election and Electoral College
The electoral college that votes in the presidential election is also considered important. Political alliances in the electoral college, the Congress-led UPA coalition has about 23 percent of the vote. On the other hand, the ruling BJP-led NDA alliance has around 49 per cent votes.
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