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Presidential Election Schedule To Be Announced Today

The Election Commission (EC) will today announce the schedule for the election of the next President of India, an official release said.

The term of President Ram Nath Kovind ends on July 24, and according to Article 62 of the Constitution, the next president must be administered the oath of office by July 25.

The President is elected by the members of the electoral college consisting of elected members of both houses of Parliament, and elected members of the legislative assemblies of all states including the National Capital Territory of Delhi and the Union Territory of Puducherry.

The nominated members of either Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha or legislative assemblies of the states are not eligible to be included in the electoral college and therefore, they are not entitled to participate in the election. Similarly, members of the legislative councils are also not electors for the presidential election.

In 2017, the Presidential polls were held on July 17.

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