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India Elects new President : Ram Nath Kovind Wins

Ram Nath Kovind has been elected the next President of India. The government-backed candidate won two-third of the votes cast by an electoral college of MPs and state lawmakers.

In the final vote count, NDA nominee Kovind received 65.6 per cent votes translating into 702,044 electoral college votes, while UPA candidate Meira Kumar managed to get 34.35 per cent (367,314 votes). 

Flowers and extra security had arrived at the former Bihar governor’s home in Delhi long before the official announcement and sweets were passed around at his hometown in Uttar Pradesh. Mr Kovind, 71, will be sworn in on July 25.

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