Who is Indian-origin Vivek Ramaswamy, who has announced to contest the US presidential election?
Feb 22, 2023 at 1:31 am
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Indian-origin Vivek Ramaswamy has announced his candidacy for the 2024 US presidential election. Earlier, Indian-origin leader of the Republican Party, Nikki Haley, had also presented her claim for the presidential election.
This means that in this election for the most powerful post in the world, this time two Americans of Indian origin will be in the fray from the Republican Party.
Let us know in detail about Vivek Ramaswamy.
Vivek Ramaswamy has studied at Harvard and Yale University.
Vivek Ramaswamy's family of Indian origin had settled in America from Kerala. His father is an electric engineer and mother a psychiatrist.
Ramaswamy was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, and studied at Harvard and Yale University.
Ramaswamy, 37, is married to Apoorva Tiwari, an assistant professor and surgeon at The Ohio State University's Wexer Medical Center.
Ramaswamy is a successful biotech entrepreneur in the US
Ramaswamy is a successful biotech entrepreneur in the US and founded 'Roivent Sciences' in 2014. There are five medicines made by his company, which have got approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Ramaswamy has also led the biggest Biotech IPO in the year 2015-16. He started a company called 'Strive Asset Management' in 2022, which elevates the voice of common American citizens in the matter of economy.
Who has entered the presidential race so far?
Apart from Ramaswamy, 51-year-old Nikki Haley of Indian origin has also presented candidacy for the post of US President. She has also been a two-time governor of the state of South Carolina and the US ambassador to the United Nations (UN).
Apart from Ramaswamy and Haley, former US President Donald Trump is also contesting on behalf of the Republican Party. He was the President of America from 2016 to 2020.
Presidential election will be held on November 5, 2024
The election of the next President of America will be held on November 5, 2024. This will be the first presidential election after the redistribution of votes in the 2020 census recount. Let us tell you that the new President of America can take oath on January 20, 2025.
How will both the parties choose their candidates?
The Republican Party and the Democratic Party choose their candidates for the presidential election in two ways – caucuses and primaries. Any member of the party can stand in these.
In a caucus, supporters of a party gather at one place to discuss various issues and after listening to the candidates, raise their hands to support them.
In primaries, candidates are selected through ballot voting. Most states use primaries.
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