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India elects woman as new president for the second time in history


Draupadi Murmu, the victor of the Indian presidential elections, will be sworn in on July 25, the day before Ram Nath Kovind's time as president comes to an end. She will also become the nation's first head of the Santal people, an ethnic group that previously belonged to the lowest social classes and lowest castes.

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The incumbent National Democratic Alliance's nominee, Draupadi Murmu, won the Indian presidential election, becoming the second woman to hold the office, The Times of India reports.

Draupadi Murmu received 64% of the votes, while Yashwant Sinha of the opposition received 36%. Murmu won votes of support across the nation. On July 25, the final day of current President Ram Nath Kovind's term, Draupadi Murmu will take the oath of office. The parliamentary republic of India elects its president for a five-year term.

The nation's current prime minister, Narendra Modi, has already congratulated the new president, adding that Murmu also became the nation's first leader from the Santal people. "Every Indian is inspired by Draupadi Murmu's life, her challenges at a young age, her extensive commitment to the community, and her extraordinary accomplishment. She has emerged as a beacon of hope for our folks, particularly the underprivileged, oppressed," Modi commented.

source: timesofindia.indiatimes.com