|December 14, 2015 at 1:52 pm #6070|
By-elections to Ward 1 of the Chicalim panchayat and Ward 4 of the Cansaulim-Arossim-Cuelim (CAC) panchayat were held on Sunday. The voter turnout was pegged at 73.3 and 66.3 percent, respectively.
The votes will be counted on Monday in the office of the Mormugao Mamlatdar, who is also the returning officer for the elections.In Chicalim, the fate of two contestants – former Sarpanch Martha Saldanha and Angela Pereira – was sealed by 449 voters, including 187 males and 262 females.
In Chicalim, the fate of Deepak Pednekar, Raul D’Costa and Alex Pereira was sealed by 398 voters, including 186 males and 212 females. This seat was vacant after panch Anacleto D’Souza tendered his resignation a few months ago, citing personal reasons.
Source/Reference: Herald, “By-polls held in Chicalim, Cansaulim“