Published: Mon, July 17, 2017
Industry | By Dora Warner

Explainer: Here's how India's 14th President will be elected

Explainer: Here's how India's 14th President will be elected

Altogether 403 assembly members are eligible to cast their votes in the Presidential polls in the state of which BJP and its ally partners have 325 members, followed by 47 of the SP, 19 of the BSP, 7 of Congress, one of RLD and three Independents. There are a total of 32 polling stations, including one at Parliament House and one each at all the state legislative assemblies.

The former Lok Sabha speaker, who was accompanied by senior Congress leaders including Salman Khurshid, Ambika Soni and Anand Sharma, claimed that she had the support of 17 parties in the presidential election.

The President is elected through an electoral college that comprises MPs and State and Union Territory MLAs.

The value of one MP's vote is 708 while that of an MLA depends on the size of the respective state assemblies as well as the population in that particular state.

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Among them, a total of 993 members have serious criminal cases against them.

Rest of this, The Association for Democratic Reforms and National Election Watch said this, in light of the examination of self-sworn oaths of 4,852 of 4,896 MPs and MLAs. The nation will get its new President on Thursday. The minimum number required to elect the president is 5,49,442.

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Ruling NDA's Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind has clear edge in terms of numbers.

If elected, 71-year-old Kovind will be the second Dalit to become President after K.R. Narayanan, who was the 10th President.

Kovind holds a Bachelors degree in Commerce and LLB from Kanpur University.

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