The 1st Tribal President : India, 2022

Droupadi Murmu is sworn in as President of India.

The 2022 Indian Presidential election was the 16th presidential election in India which was held in 2022 to elect the president of India as the term of incumbent president Ram Nath Kovind was about to expire. The election took place on 18 July 2022 with a turnout of 98.86%. BJP candidate Droupadi Murmu won the election, defeating Yashwant Sinha, the candidate of the opposition, by a margin of 296,626 votes. That led Murmu to be the 15th President of India, the first tribal and second woman to do so. She is also the first President to be born after independence and is the youngest to occupy the top post. Droupadi Murmu has been sworn in as India’s president, making her the first person from one of the country’s marginalised tribal communities to serve as the head of state.

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