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Puducherry Election Results 2016: Congress-DMK allaince leads in close fight with AINRC

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 19 May 2016, 13:58 IST

The Congress-DMK alliance has registered a win eleven seats in Puducherry while Chief Minister N Rangasamy's All India N R Congress (AINRC) has won four seats so far.

Jayalalithaa's All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) has won two seats in the union territory so far.

Lead:

The Congress alliance is leading in 11 seats whereas AINRC has a lead in 10 seats. AIADMK has a lead in two seats.

A total of 344 candidates, including 96 independents, are in the fray for the polls held on 16 May. Prominent among the contestants are 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 per cent polling, 2.11 per cent less than the turnout in 2011.

First published: 19 May 2016, 13:58 IST
 
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