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Schedule for Presidential poll likely today

Press Trust of India
Jun 12, 2012 at 03:53pm IST

New Delhi: The schedule for the Presidential election is likely to be announced on Tuesday evening.

Sources said the Election Commission held meetings on Monday as well as on Tuesday to finalise the schedule for the poll.

The process of electing the new President has to be completed before July 24 when the term of the incumbent Pratibha Patil ends.

Schedule for Presidential poll likely today

Sources said the Election Commission held meetings on Monday as well as on Tuesday to finalise the schedule for the poll.

The notification for the last Presidential election was issued on June 13.

New Chief Election Comissioner VS Sampath, who took over on Monday, said, "All preparatory works are in full swing and an announcement regarding the election schedule is due shortly."

He said an orientation workshop for the returning officer, assistant returning officers and presiding officers for the Presidential poll was held last month.

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