India elects new president
Friday 17 July 1992
'I declare Shankar Dayal Sharma has been elected President of India,' an election official, Sudarshan Aggarwal, told a crowd of reporters and legislators at the parliament house.
Mr Sharma succeeds President Ramaswamy Venkataraman in the largely ceremonial post, and will be sworn in on 25 July. He won 64.8 per cent of the vote against 33.2 per cent for George Gilbert Swell, who was backed by two of the main opposition groups in Parliament.
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