The French consulate in Pondicherry on Sunday held elections to the submit of French Councillors, voting for which is underway.
“About 4,600 French persons are coming to vote in the present day. The end result can be printed throughout the night time or tomorrow morning. We organized the elections with a really strict sanitary protocol to ensure we’ve protected elections,” an official informed ANI.
France has established the French Residents’ Council for Abroad French Residents. The French consulates within the respective nations maintain elections and elect the French councillors for this council.
The position of the French Councillor is to deal with the grievances of French residents dwelling within the state and about 4,600 French residents over the age of 18 are eligible to vote on this election.
For the French Consulate elections, the Indian states have been divided into two constituencies. These two constituencies are northern states and southern states. 4 councillors are elected within the northern state constituency and three councillors are elected within the southern state constituency.
Whereas the southern state constituency contains individuals from Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Auroville and the Andaman Islands, the northern state constituency consists of French nationals residing in Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bhutan.
In the meantime, these representatives are elected for the time period of six years and the time period of the final councillor resulted in 2020. These elections have been scheduled to happen in Might final 12 months however later postponed preserving in view the COVID-19 state of affairs in India.
The voting can be held until 6 pm and the outcomes may even be declared in the present day. The French consulate in Pondicherry has made preparations for the election.
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