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The Election Commission will issue notification for election to the post of Vice President today. With the issuance of notification, the process of filing nomination will begin. Candidates can file their nominations till 18th of July. 

The date for the scrutiny of nominations is 19th July and the last day for withdrawal of nomination is 21st of July. The polling will be held on the 5th of August and counting will take place on the same day. 

The Vice President is elected by an electoral college comprising members of



both the Houses of Parliament including nominated members.The nomination paper of a candidate has to be proposed by at least 20 electors and seconded by at least another 20 electors. 

The term of incumbent Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari is ending on 10th of August this year. The ruling NDA has an edge as it has a majority in the Lok Sabha and has received the support of parties such as AIADMK, JDU and BJD and others in the Presidential polls. Opposition may put up candidate for Vice President's election.



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