Government, Economy,culture, and Geography
the chief of state is President Pranab MUKHERJEE (since 22 July 2012). and the Vice President is Mohammad Hamid ANSARI (since 11 August 2007).
the head of the government is Prime Minister Manmohan SINGH (since 22 May 2004).
the cabinet is Union Council of Ministers appointed by the president on the recommendation of the prime minister.the president is elected by an electoral college consisting of elected members of both houses of Parliament and the legislatures of the states for a five-year term (no term limits); election. and the last election was held on July 2012 and it is next to be held in July 2017. the vice president was elected by both houses of Parliament for a five-year term; the last election was held on August 2007 and next to be held on August 2012. ;the prime minister is chosen by the parliamentary members of the majority party, following the legislative elections. the election was last held on april 2009 and the next is to be held no later than May 2014. the election results: Pranab MUKHERJEE elected president. the percent of votes is - Pranab MUKHERJEE 69.31%, Purno SANGMA - 30.69%.