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India to get a new President today; here’s everything you should know

1. Counting underway

1. Counting underway

Counting of votes is underway at the Parliament House in Room Number 62. The ballot boxes collected from all the states are locked up in the room and the results will be out at 5pm.

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2. Under strict supervision

2. Under strict supervision

Counting of votes is happening on four tables and under the supervision of Lok Sabha general secretary Anoop Mishra. There will be eight rounds of counting.

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3. In presence of both the candidates

3. In presence of both the candidates

Ballot boxes will be opened in the presence of representatives of the two candidates -- Ram Nath Kovind and Meira Kumar -- and the observers of the Election Commission.

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4. 99% votes have been casted

4. 99% votes have been casted

To become a President, a candidate needs more than 50% of votes, which means 49,452 votes.

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5. Some stats

5. Some stats

The Presidential election saw almost 99 per cent voting, the highest ever. A total of 4,895 voters, 4,120 MLAs and 776 elected MPs were eligible to vote.

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6. His last day is on July 24

6. His last day is on July 24

In the last Presidential polls in 2012, Pranab Mukherjee had defeated PA Sangma with over 69% votes.

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