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Presidential elections on July 18 : Election Commission

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On 9 June, the Election Commission announced the election date as 18 July for the election of the 16th President of India.

  • The notification for the election will be issued on June 15, the last date for nomination is scheduled June 29. 

  • Counting of votes, if required, will be done on July 21.

  • The term of President Ram Nath Kovind will end on July 24, 2022, and according to Article 62 of the Constitution, elections are required to be completed before term to fill a vacancy caused by the expiration of the term.

  • The President of India

  • The President of India is recognized as the first citizen of the country and the head of state.

  • He is a part of the Central Executive along with the Vice President, Prime Minister, Council of Ministers and Attorney General of India.

  • How is the President elected?

  • There is no direct election for the Indian President, an electoral college elects The President.

  • Votes are cast by national and state level MPs and MLAs.

  • The electoral college is made up of all the elected members of both Houses of Parliament.

  • Elected Members of the Legislative Assemblies of States and Union Territories are also part of the electoral college.

  • The provisions of the election of the President are given in Article 54 of the Constitution of India.

  • Status of The electoral college

  • There will be a total of 4,809 members in the electoral college for the elections.

  • Rajya Sabha MPs - 233 

  • Lok Sabha MPs - 543

  • MLAs of State Assemblies and the Assemblies of the Union Territories of Delhi and Puducherry - 4,033  

  • Total value of the votes - 10 lakh 86 thousand 431

  • Constitutional provisions

  • Article 54 - Election of President

  • Article 55 - Manner of election of President.

  • Article 56 - Term of office of President

  • Article 57 - Eligibility for re-election.

  • Article 58 - Qualifications for election as President

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