List of Pondicherry Assembly Constituencies
Puducherry Assembly Election 2016
The non-contiguous union territory of Puducherry went to elections this year to elect the next government. Voting was held in 30 constituencies of the union territory on 16 May and results were declared on 19 May. N. Rangasamy's AINRC fell victim to anti-incumbency and got just eight seats. The Congress won 15 seats and emerged as the single largest party. The DMK and AIADMK got two and four seats respectively.
About Puducherry Legislative Assembly
The Union Territory of Puducherry consists of four non-contiguous enclaves: Puducherry, Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam. It was under the French rule before India got independence. The French transferred these regions to India by a treaty on 1 November, 1954. Puducherry became a part of the Indian Union in 1962. The people of Puducherry got a popular government, though with certain restrictions, through the Government of Union Territories Act, 1963.
Puducherry has a unicameral type of legislature. This means that it only has a legislative assembly, which is the primary law-making body for the union territory. The assembly consists of 31 members, out of which 30 are directly elected by the people on the basis of universal adult franchise. One member is nominated by the Governor of the state to represent the Anglo-Indian community. A normal term of the assembly is five years.
Since Puducherry is a union territory, its administration is controlled by the union government. Puducherry is one of the two union territories of India which have a legislative assembly of their own. The only other union territory to have an assembly is Delhi.
Elections to Puducherry legislative assembly were first held in 1963. Edouard Goubert became the first chief minister of the state. The last assembly elections were held on 13 April, 2011. Retired Army General A.K. Singh is the governor of Puducherry and N. Rangaswamy its chief minister. The speaker of the assembly is V. Sabapathy. Know the current members of Pondicherry Legislative Assembly ...
Assembly Election Results of Pondicherry
The tables below represent the assembly election results for the state of Pondicherry untill now starting from the most recent year 2016.
Last Updated on May 12, 2020