UPA candidate Pranab Mukherjee is all set to be elected the 14th President of India tomorrow when the counting of votes will take place.
Mukherjee's path to victory has been ensured with all the UPA partners and major outside allies like SP and BSP and some Opposition parties backing him in the election in which he is pitted against former Speaker P A Sangma.
Congress-led UPA has claimed Mukherjee will win around 70% of the votes in the direct contest with Sangma, who is backed by some Opposition parties.
The counting of ballots of MPs as well as MLAs from all the states will begin in the capital tomorrow morning and the result is expected by late afternoon, according to officials. As per the norm, the ballot boxes from the states have been brought here for the counting. The election was held on July 19.
The polling percentage has been less than expected this time with only 72% of the total votes - valued at 11 lakh - polled. Of the total votes polled, estimated to be