What is Article 57?

By Shivank Goel|Updated : September 5th, 2022

Article 57 deals with the eligibility for re-election for the President's position. The Article mentions the eligibility conditions for re-election to the office of the President. It states that a person who holds or has previously held the office of President in the past will be eligible for re-election, but only 'once.'

Origin of Article 57

Article 57 of the Indian constitution, 1950, or as you may also know it by the title of 'Draft Article 46', permitted the re-election of the President. This Draft Article had originally stated against the re-election and permitted only one term for the President. This was further opposed and debated on December 13, 1948. The Draft Article was amended and then included in India's constitution.

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  • Article 57 refers to the eligibility conditions for re-election to the President’s office.

  • A current President or someone who has held the office of President in the past can only be re-elected ‘once’.

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