The President appoints the Prime Minister. When a party or coalition of parties
secures a clear majority in the elections, the President has to appoint the
leader of the majority party or the coalition that enjoys majority support in
the Lok Sabha.
(ii) When no party or coalition gets a majority in the Lok Sabha, the
President exercises his or her discretion. The President appoints a leader who,
in her opinion, can muster majority support in the Lok Sabha. In such a case,
the President can ask the newly appointed Prime Minister to prove a majority
support in the Lok Sabha within a specified time.
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