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The counting started at 6 pm under the supervision of the Lok Sabha Secretary General, who is the returning officer for the poll.

New Delhi: Counting of votes for the vice presidential election began Saturday evening after nearly 93 per cent of the members of Parliament cast their ballots.

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The counting started at 6 pm under the supervision of the Lok Sabha Secretary General, who is the returning officer for the poll.

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As many as 725 MPs voted in the election, polling for which started at 10 AM and ended at 5 PM.

National Democratic Alliance (NDA) nominee and former West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar (71) is pitted against joint Opposition candidate Margaret Alva (80) in the election.

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All members of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha, including nominated ones, are eligible to vote in the vice presidential election.