2022 Indian presidential election
The 2022 Indian presidential election was held on 18 July 2022 to elect the president of India. It was the 16th presidential election in India. The president at the time, Ram Nath Kovind, did not run for reelection. The election took place on 18 July 2022 with a turnout of 99.12%.
Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Droupadi Murmu won the election by a margin of 296,626 votes against Yashwant Sinha, the United Opposition candidate. Murmu became the first member of a scheduled tribe and second woman to become president. She is also the first president born after independence.
Schedule[change | change source]
Due to the expiry of the term of President Ram Nath Kovind, an election poll to fill in the office is scheduled to be held on 18 July 2022. Counting of votes will take place on 21 July 2022.
Candidates[change | change source]
On 21 June 2022, Yashwant Sinha of AITC was chosen as common candidate of UPA and other opposition parties for 2022 Presidential Election. On the same day NDA chose Draupadi Murmu as its presidential candidate.
Electoral system[change | change source]
The President of India is indirectly elected by an electoral college with
- The elected members of both houses of parliament
- The elected members of the Legislative assemblies of the 28 states
- The elected members of the legislative assemblies of the union territories of Delhi, Puducherry and Jammu and Kashmir.
As of 2022, the electoral college has 776 MPs and 4,123 MLAs.
Candidate nomination[change | change source]
The nomination of a candidate for election to the office of the President must be subscribed by at least 50 electors as proposers and 50 electors as seconders. The election is held by means of a secret ballot under the Instant-runoff voting system.
Eligibility[change | change source]
Article 58 of the Indian Constitution provides that the President and Vice President of India must be citizens of India, and at least 35 years old. The Presidential candidate must be qualified for elections in the same way as a member of the Lok Sabha, and must not hold any office of profit under the Indian government.
The returning officer for the election was Anoop Mishra, the Secretary General of the Lok Sabha.
Candidates[change | change source]
|Name||Born||Alliance||Positions held||Home state||Announced||Ref|
20 June 1958|
|National Democratic Alliance
|9th Governor of Jharkhand (2015–2021)
Member of the Odisha Legislative Assembly from Rairangpur Assembly constituency (2000–2009)
Minister of State in the 1st Naveen Patnaik ministry (2000–2004)
|Odisha||21 June 2022|||
6 November 1937|
24th External Affairs Minister of India (2002–2004)
|Bihar||21 June 2022|||
Results[change | change source]
|Draupadi Murmu||National Democratic Alliance||2,824||676,803||64.03|
|Yashwant Sinha||United Opposition||1,877||380,177||35.97|
|Blank and invalid votes||53||10,500|
|Registered voters / Turnout||4,796||1,081,991|
References[change | change source]
- ↑ "2022 Indian Presidential Elections: Press note". Election Commission of India.
- ↑ ANI [@ani] (July 21, 2022). "While President-elect #DroupadiMurmu got a vote in all states, Opposition's Presidential candidate Yashwant Sinha drew a blank in Andhra Pradesh, Nagaland, & Sikkim" (Tweet). Retrieved 2022-07-23 – via Twitter.
- ↑ "Polling for Presidential Elections 2022 held peacefully today". Election Commission of India. 18 July 2022.
- ↑ Mehrotra, Vani (2022-07-21). "President Election 2022 Result LIVE Updates: Droupadi Murmu wins, Yashwant loses, celebrations begins". Indiatvnews.com. Retrieved 2022-07-22.
- ↑ "Presidential Election 2022-Declaration of Result". Election Commission of India. 28 July 2022.
- ↑ "Draupadi Murmu is India's first tribal and youngest President ever - Oneindia News". Oneindia.com. 2022-07-21. Retrieved 2022-07-23.
- ↑ Cariappa, Anuj (2022-07-18). "Presidential Election Results 2022 updates: Murmu declared winner, secures 64% of votes against Sinha's 36%". Oneindia. Retrieved 2022-07-22.
- ↑ Mathur, Swati (July 22, 2022). "President of India 2022: Draupadi Murmu elected first tribal President of India, second woman to assume nation's top office". The Times of India. Retrieved 2022-07-23.
- ↑ "Presidential elections on July 18, counting, if needed, on July 21: Election Commission". The Indian Express. 2022-06-09. Retrieved 2022-06-09.
- ↑ Press Trust of India [@pti_news] (June 21, 2022). "Yashwant Sinha unanimously chosen as common candidate of opposition parties for presidential election: joint statement" (Tweet). Retrieved 2022-06-21 – via Twitter.
- ↑ "Presidential Election Live Updates: Draupadi Murmu to be NDA's presidential candidate". The Times of India. Retrieved 2022-06-21.
- ↑ The Constitution of 1950 use the term Single transferable vote, which is now used for a system with multiple-member constituencies. When there is only one of the latter, the system is now called Instant-runoff voting
- ↑ "The Constitution of India" (PDF).
- ↑ Singhal, Ashok (21 June 2022). "Draupadi Murmu, tribal leader and former governor, is NDA's choice for president". India Today. Retrieved 2022-06-21.
- ↑ https://www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/presidential-election-live-updates-21-06-2022/amp_liveblog/92356075.cms
- ↑ Presidential elections on July 18, counting, if needed, on July 21: Election Commission