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Vice-presidential poll on August 5

The members of Parliament will elect the next Vice President of India on August 5, the Election Commission announced on Thursday.

The ruling NDA, which has a majority in the Lok Sabha and received support of parties such as AIADMK and BJD in the Presidential polls, will find it easy to place its candidate as the next vice president.
Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi said notification for the election will be issued on July 4 and nominations can be submitted by July 18.
The scrutiny will take place on July 19 and the last date for withdrawing from the electoral battle is July 21, he said.
He said polling, if required, it will take place on August 5 and the counting will also take place on the same evening.
In the vice presidential election, a candidate requires 20 proposers and 20 seconders who should be members of Parliament.
Members of Parliament will use special pens for marking their choice, Zaidi said on Thursday while announcing the schedule. MPost

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