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French nationals in Puducherry vote in second round

French nationals in Puducherry exercised their franchise at the second round of the French presidential poll simultaneously with France.

French nationals in Puducherry vote in second round
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Puducherry

The Union Territory of Puducherry and regions coming under the purview of the French Consulate here has an estimated 4,600 French voters.

The first round of polling was held on April 23.

Voters turned up at the booths on the premises of the French Consulate and also at Lycee Francais (a school run by the French government) from morning.

91 year old Jeaubin Dorairaju turned up at a booth in the French consulate within hours of commencement of polling and was assisted by the staff to reach the booth in a wheel chair.

Voters in Karaikal and Chennai which come under the jurisdiction of the Consulate of France had the booths to cast their votes in their respective regions, sources said.

Special arrangements were made for aged people and infirm to exercise their franchise, they said.

Puducherry was a former French colony.

Voters in France will pick a new president today, choosing between young centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen. 

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