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The President of India is the Constitutional Head of the Indian Republic. in this Context, Answer the Following Questions: How is the President Elected? - ICSE Class 10 - History and Civics

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The President of India is the Constitutional Head of the Indian Republic. In this context,
answer the following questions:

How is the President elected?

Solution

The President is indirectly elected by the members of the Electoral College consisting of

  • The elected members of both houses of Parliament
  • The elected members of the State Legislature Assemblies, including the National Capital Territory of Delhi and the Union Territory of Puducherry. Nominated members of either House of the Parliament and State Assemblies are not eligible to be included in the Electoral College. A presidential candidate will have to be proposed by 50 members of the Electoral College (MPs and MLAs) and seconded by another 50 members. Earlier this requirement was 10 proposers and 10 seconders. This was increased by an ordinance promulgated in June 1997 that became an Act of Parliament on 29th August 1997. The ordinance also raised the security deposit of the candidate for the presidential election from Rs 2,500 to Rs 15,000.
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