Wikipedia:Today's featured list/January 26, 2018

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The 14th President of India, Ram Nath Kovind
The 14th President of India, Ram Nath Kovind

The President of India is the head of state of India and the commander-in-chief of the Indian Armed Forces. The President is referred to as the first citizen of India. Although vested with these powers by the Constitution of India, the position is largely a ceremonial one and executive powers are de facto exercised by the Prime Minister. The President is elected by the Electoral College composed of elected members of the parliament houses, the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha, and also members of the Vidhan Sabha, the state legislative assemblies. Presidents may remain in office for a tenure of five years, as stated by article 56, part V, of the Constitution of India. In the case where a President's term of office is terminated early or during the absence of the President, the Vice President assumes office. There have been 14 Presidents of India since the post was established when India was declared as a republic with the adoption of the Indian constitution in 1950. (Full list...)

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