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Puducherry election result 2016: Congress-DMK alliance wins 15 seats, AINRC wraps up on 10

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 19 May 2016, 15:04 IST

As per latest updates, the Congress-DMK alliance has fallen short of the halfway mark by one seat, winning 15.

Chief Minister N Rangasamy's All India N R Congress (AINRC) has registered a win on 10 seats where as Jayalalithaa's All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam has grabbed four seats.

A total of 344 candidates, including 96 independents, were in the fray for the polls held on 16 May.

Prominent among the contestants were CM Rangasamy, his cabinet colleagues, leader of the Opposition V Vaithilingam (Congress), speaker V Sbapathy, former Rajya Sabha member P Kannan (AIADMK) and PCC leader A Namassivayam.

A three-tier security system has been put in place at counting centres.

The Puducherry Assembly has 30 constituencies, spread across Puducherry (23), and its enclaves of Karaikal in Tamil Nadu (5), Mahe in Kerala (1) and Yanam in Andhra Pradesh (1).

Puducherry registered 84.8 %, 2.11 % less than the turnout in 2011.

First published: 19 May 2016, 15:04 IST
 
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