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Presidential election 2017: Vote Starts For President

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New Delhi:  Parliamentarians and legislators across India began voting on Monday to elect the country’s 14th President in what is a direct contest between ruling NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind and opposition-backed Meira Kumar.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among the first to cast his vote to elect the next president of India.

From 10 am to 5 pm today, lawmakers of both houses in Parliament and members of legislatures in states, will vote in special booths set up for the Presidential elections.

MPs will vote on green paper ballots and state lawmakers on pink. They can’t use their own pens to vote and will be given unique serial-numbered special pens with violet ink.

Votes will be counted and results will be announced on Thursday, July 20. The new President will take oath on Tuesday, July 25.

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