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Pratibha Patil with 638,116 votes won over her nearest rival Bhairon Singh Shekhawat who got 331,306 votes.
While a largely ceremonial post, the president holds India's highest constitutional office, is the supreme commander of the armed forces and can oversee creation of a government if there's a hung parliament.
Patil, handpicked by Congress party leader Sonia Gandhi, has the backing of the ruling United Progressive Alliance, its communist allies and the Bahujan Samaj Party, which rules the country's most populous Uttar Pradesh state.
Originally posted by ModernAcademia
she is now the President of India?
Or Prime Minister?
She is now officialy in office?