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On Saturday, the nation will elect its new Vice President, more than a week after Droupadi Murmu became India's first tribal woman president. Jagdeep Dhankhar, a former governor of Bengal, has the support of the federal government. The opposition is supporting Margaret Alva, who he is up against. However, because of his numerical advantage, Jagdeep Dhankhar won't face a difficult challenge in Alva. Later in the day, the votes will be tallied.

Here are some details about the 2022 vice presidential elections:

On Saturday, members of both chambers of Parliament will cast their votes in the vice presidential race. Vote counting will happen later in the day after voting, which will take place between 10 am and 5 pm.

In the electoral college for the VP elections, the NDA alone has 394 of the 780 total votes, which is more above the halfway point of 391. With allies and supporting parties included, the total is reportedly approaching 500. This clears the way for Dhankhar to win easily.

Margaret Alva's chances have been further harmed by rifts in the opposition. One of the biggest opposition groups in the Rajya Sabha, the Trinamool Congress of Mamata Banerjee, has declared it will not cast a ballot.