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How President of India and Vice President of India are elected?
Elections for the 14th President of India will be held in July 2017, with Members of Parliament (MPs) from Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha exercising their franchise. Besides, Members from the Legislative Assemblies (MLAs) of all the States will also cast their votes in the hotly contested presidential election between Ram Nath Kovind of BJP-led NDA and Meira Kumar of Congress-led opposition.
The Election Commission of India (ECI) has started the election process for the offices of the 14th President of India as well as the 13th Vice President of India. The eligibility, election process, duties and functions are defined in the Indian Constitution under various articles from 52 to 72 and in subsequent articles. The Presidential and Vice-Presidential Elections Act 1952 gives the detailed procedures of the election process. ECI conducts the elections as provided in the Indian Constitution.
Role of President
Process of Elimination and Exclusion