In Coming January, the current super power of world United States of America will have a new leader, After a year long campaign. But ever wondered How does US Presidential Election work?
Who Is Eligible to be President of US?
According to Constitution of US, the individual must be a ‘natural-born’ citizen of the United States. And at least 35 years old, and a resident of the United States for a period of no less than 14 years.
What Is Procedure of US Presidential Election?
The election of President and Vice President of the United States is an indirect Election in which Citizens of the United States, who are registered to vote can cast ballots for a set of members of the U.S. Electoral College, which are known as electors. These electors then cast direct votes, known as electoral votes, for President and Vice President of the United States.
How Nomination Procedure of Presidential Candidates works?
This is also an indirect election process. In this voters cast ballots for delegates to a political party’s nominating convention, who then elect their party’s presidential nominee. Each party’s presidential nominee then chooses a vice presidential ‘Running-Mate‘ to join Him/Her for Elections
This election occur in every Four Years, with registered voters casting their ballots on ‘Election Day’. It has been the Tuesday after the first Monday in November Since 1845. The 58th US Presidential Election to Elect 45th President of States is scheduled for November 8, 2016.
What can be the possible impact on India?
In recent campaign of both candidates , main things which come to focus is first Less Immigration and other is Control on International Trading.
One thing is clear from the Republican and Democratic campaigns, the next President of the United States will impact on the economies of the trading partners. But it appears that India is doing so well at the moment. India is World’s Fastest Growing Economy in recent year as reported by World bank.
For US manufacturing sector & the Defense sector, India is one of the largest consumers, hence both Democratic and Republican Parties can’t afford to ignore India. If Hillary Clinton becomes President of US, then this will be practically Bill Clinton 2.0. Bill Clinton is a long time friend of India and the one who built the current Indo-US partnership.
Nevertheless basic foreign policies of country doesn’t actually change with the ruling party. And In Strong Foreign Policy era of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India is less likely to get affected by the result of US Presidential Election 2016.