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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

2017 Indian Vice President Election - Election Commission of India(ECI)Announces the dates and full schedule for holding election Thursday June 29,2017

The Election Commission of India on Thursday June 29,2017 announced the dates and full schedule for holding election for the post of vice president.
Making an announcement, CEC Nasim Zaidi said, ''Last date of filing nominations is July 18 and polls will be held on August 5.''
''Results will also be declared on August 5,'' the CEC said 
The term of present incumbent Hamid Ansari, who has held the post for two consecutive terms, is coming to an end on August 10.
The electoral college which elects the Vice President, who is also the ex-officio Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, consists of elected and nominated members of the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha.
The total strength of the two Houses is 790, but there are some vacancies

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