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Droupadi Murmu wins presidential elections in India

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Droupadi Murmu wins presidential elections in India

New Delhi, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) Droupadi Murmu, the candidate from the National Democratic Alliance, led by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, won the presidency of India on Thursday, after the counting of parliamentary votes.

Murmu won by a wide margin over the opposition challenger, the former finance minister and former chancellor Yashwant Sinhwant, a member of the Trinamool Congress party, according to Zee News agency.

Murmu thus became the first woman of tribal origin to win the country’s highest constitutional office, in a vote held last Monday in which participated nearly 4,800 members of the 800 members of Parliament and the Legislative Assemblies of India’s states and territories.

The former governor of the state of Jharkhand in the period of 2015 to 2021

also made history by becoming the second female president of India.

Pratibha Devisingh Patil was India’s first female head of State, after

the 2007 presidential elections.

The term of office for the current president of India, Ram Nath Kovind, ends on July 24 and the new ruler will be sworn in on July 25.


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