President Ram Nath Kovind on November 26, 2018 appointed Sunil Arora as the new Chief Election Commissioner. He would be succeeding OP Rawat who retired on November 24.
A CEC of the Election Commission can have a term of six years or hold office till the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier.
The post of Chief Election Commissioner is generally given to the senior-most election commissioner within the Election Commission.
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