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Here is the official announcement of the Presidential Election result from the Election Commission of India What might make Ram Nath Kovind tick as the President of India, writes Shekhar Gupta WATCH: President-elect Kovind's fecilitation in New Delhi #WATCH Live: President elect Ram Nath Kovind's felicitation in Delhi https://t.co/GHaIRoOm2h — ANI (@ANI_news) July 20, 2017 Narendra Modi congratulates Ram Nath Kovind on his victory Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar also congratulated Ram Nath Kovind over phone for his victory I congratulate Ram Nath Kovind ji for his victory. It is a victory of the democracy: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari pic.twitter.com/zp9sfEeDTd — ANI (@ANI_news) July 20, 2017
Kovind was in a contest with the Opposition candidate, former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar.
In the presidential election 2017, held on July 17, of the total 4,880 valid voters — 4,109 members of legislative Assemblies (MLAs) and 771 elected members of Parliament (MPs) — 99.49 per cent had cast their vote. Of the total 771 MPs who are entitled to vote, 768, or 99.61 per cent, cast their votes. Likewise, of the 4,109 MLAs entitled to vote, 4,083 or 99.37 per cent cast their votes, officials said.