Process of election of President: Article 54 and 55

Download PDF of This Page (Size: 99K)

The members of an electoral college, which will have the following, shall elect the president:

  • The elected members of both houses of parliament.

  • The elected members of the legislative Assemblies of the states.

A body of electors indirectly elects the president of India. The method of indirect electron of the president is in harmony with the cabinet is in harmony with the cabinet/ parliamentary from of government. In a cabinet from of government, the chief executive is a nominal head, the real powers are vested in the cabinet which is directly answerable to the legislative.

Article 55 mentions the manner of election of the president. The process of election is as follows:

  • The president would be elected based on proportional representation.

  • It will be done based on single transferrable vote system.

Master policitical science for your exam with our detailed and comprehensive study material