India’s Next President Is Ram Nath Kovind
Ram Nath Kovind becomes the 14th President of India.
The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) nominee received the votes of 522 Members of Parliament.
His opposition candidate, Meira Kumar, gained the votes of 225 MPs. Counting is still underway but the large margin makes a declaration of victory easy.
Kovid so far has 1,389 votes (with a value of 4,79,585). Kumar, on the other hand, has gathered 576 votes (with a value of 2,04,594).
Close to 99 percent voting was recorded for electing India’s next president.
A total of 4,109 MLAs and 771 elected MPs were eligible to cast their ballot. While 4,083 MLAs voted, 768 MPs exercised their franchise.