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Puducherry polling figure pegged at 85.12 %

PTI  Puducherry, April 14, 2011
First Published: 17:42 IST(14/4/2011) | Last Updated: 17:44 IST(14/4/2011)

The final polling percentage in the Assembly elections to Union Territory of Puducherry was on Thursday pegged at 85.12.

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Yanam region having a lone seat in the 30-strong Puducherry Assembly recorded the highest voter turnout of 94.53 % in the polls held on Wednesday,  District Election Officer G Ragesh Chandra told reporters here.

Next to Yanam, rural constituencies in Puducherry reported very heavy polling like Bahoor recorded 92.35 % polling while Oussudu and Mangalam segments recorded 91.12 % and 90.67 % polling respectively.

"This shows that rural voters enthusiastically exercised their democratic right and the turnout of the rural areas was greater than their urban counterparts," he said.

Puducherry region having 23 segments recorded 85.52 %, Karaikal with five constituencies 82.76 %, Mahe (lone segment) 77.10 % and Yanam 94.53 %.

All the EVMs used in the polling have since been shifted to the respective counting centres where a three-tier security had been put in place. Counting of votes would take place on May 13.


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