NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind defeated Opposition's Meira Kumar to officially become the 14th President of India.
Kovind won the election by a margin of 3,34,730 votes, securing 7,02,044 as against Kumar's 3,67,314.
The former Governor of Bihar will be sworn in on 25 July.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Kovind for his victory, saying that he was “gladdened by the extensive support for Kovind among MPs across various states."
Kovind, a lawyer by profession, began his career in 1971 and was enrolled in the Bar Council of India. He worked in the capacity of an advocate for the central government in Delhi High Court from 1977 to 1979. Throughout his 16-year-long legal career, he practised in both the Delhi HC and the Supreme Court.
He became the 35th Governor of Bihar on 16th August 2015.
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