2022 Indian presidential election

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2022 Indian Presidential Election

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Turnout99.18% Increase
  Governor of Jharkhand Draupadi Murmu in December 2016.jpg Yashwant Sinha IMF.jpg
Nominee Draupadi Murmu Yashwant Sinha
Party Bharatiya Janata Party AITC
Alliance National Democratic Alliance United Opposition
Home state Odisha Bihar
Electoral vote 676,803 380,177
States carried 21 + PC 7 + NCT
Percentage 64.03% 35.97

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President before election

Ram Nath Kovind
Bharatiya Janata Party


Draupadi Murmu
Bharatiya Janata Party

The 2022 Indian Presidential Election will be the 16th presidential election to be held in India. The current president is Ram Nath Kovind. Article 56(1) of the Constitution of India provides that the President of India shall remain in office for a period of five years.

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.[1]

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.[2] On the same day NDA chose Draupadi Murmu as its presidential candidate.[3]

Electoral system[change | change source]

The President of India is indirectly elected by an electoral college with

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.[4]

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.[5]

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

Governor of Jharkhand Draupadi Murmu in December 2016.jpg
Draupadi Murmu

(1958-06-20) 20 June 1958 (age 64)
Baidaposi, Odisha
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]
Yashwant Sinha IMF.jpg
Yashwant Sinha
(1937-11-06) 6 November 1937 (age 84)
Patna, Bihar
United Opposition

24th External Affairs Minister of India (2002–2004)
19th Leader of the House (Rajya Sabha) (1990–1991)
21st Finance Minister of India (1990–1991, 1998–2002)

Bihar 21 June 2022 [7]

Results[change | change source]

Results of the 2022 Indian presidential election[8]
Candidate Coalition Individual
College votes
Draupadi Murmu National Democratic Alliance 2,824 676,803 64.03
Yashwant Sinha United Opposition 1,877 380,177 35.97
Valid votes 4,701 1,056,980
Blank and invalid votes 53 10,500
Total 4754 100
Registered voters / Turnout 4,796 1,081,991

References[change | change source]

  1. "Presidential elections on July 18, counting, if needed, on July 21: Election Commission". The Indian Express. 2022-06-09. Retrieved 2022-06-09.
  2. 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.
  3. "Presidential Election Live Updates: Draupadi Murmu to be NDA's presidential candidate". The Times of India. Retrieved 2022-06-21.
  4. 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
  5. "The Constitution of India" (PDF).
  6. Singhal, Ashok (21 June 2022). "Draupadi Murmu, tribal leader and former governor, is NDA's choice for president". India Today. Retrieved 2022-06-21.
  7. https://www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/presidential-election-live-updates-21-06-2022/amp_liveblog/92356075.cms
  8. Presidential elections on July 18, counting, if needed, on July 21: Election Commission