After his resounding victory in the Presidential Elections 2017, NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind has been sworn-in as India’s 14th President by Chief Justice of India JS Khekar. Kovind was accompanied by outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee. During the elections, Kovind received 65.6% of the valid votes, against former Speaker of the Lok Sabha – Meira Kumar, the presidential candidate of the Opposition who received 34.35% of the total votes. Kovind received 2,930 votes (From MPs and MLAs) amounting to electoral college votes of 7,02,044 as compared to 1,844 votes with a value of 3,67,314 votes for Meira Kumar.
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