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Ram Nath Kovind Vs Meira Kumar: Presidential Poll Counting Underway

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| July 20 , 2017 , 11:55 IST

The Presidential election was held on Monday and the counting for it has begun on Thursday which will declare the next President of the country.

According to Lok Sabha secretary general Anoop Mishra, who is also the returning officer of the election, the counting would begin at 11 am. First, the ballot box of Parliament House would be opened, and then, the ballot boxes received from states would be counted on an alphabetical basis.

He also said that the votes would be counted on four separate tables and there would be eight rounds of counting.

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An Election Commission official who has witnessed previous two presidential polls said, usually results are declared by around 5 pm.

Kovind is being rumoured as the favourite to win the election. Thirty-two polling stations including the one in Parliament house were set up in various states.

A total of 4,896 voters - 4,120 MLAs and 776 elected MPs - were eligible to cast their ballot. MLCs of states with the legislative council are not part of the electoral college.

While the value of an MLA's vote depends on the population of the state he or she belongs to, the value of an MP's vote remains the same at 708.