Presidential election to be held on 18 July; result on 21 July

The term of President Ram Nath Kovind ends on 24 July. He was elected the President of India in 2017. According to Article 56(1) of the Constitution, the President shall remain in office for a period of five years.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  9 Jun 2022 1:32 PM GMT
Presidential election to be held on 18 July; result on 21 July

Hyderabad: The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Thursday announced that the Presidential election in India will be conducted on 18 July. The result will be announced on 21 July. Chief election commissioner Rajiv Kumar announced the dates during a press conference on Thursday.

According to the schedule shared by the ECI on Thursday, the official notification for the election will be issued on 15 June. The last date for filing nominations is 29 June and the last date of scrutiny of nominations is 30 June. The nominees can withdraw their nomination till 2 July.

The secretary-general of the Rajya Sabha will be the returning officer, said Mr. Kumar. He added that this time, a total of 4,809 lawmakers, including 776 parliamentarians and 4,033 legislators, will cast their votes.

The term of President Ram Nath Kovind ends on 24 July. He was elected the President of India in 2017. According to Article 56(1) of the Constitution, the President shall remain in office for a period of five years.

The President of India is directly elected by an electoral college consisting of the elected members of both houses of Parliament, the elected members of the legislative assemblies of 29 states, and the elected members of the legislative assemblies of the Union Territories of New Delhi, Jammu Kashmir, and Puducherry. The Presidential election follows a secret ballot method.

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