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New Faces In, Old Shown the Door

The civic polls at 11 municipal councils in the State showed a new trend by electing an overwhelmingly large number of new faces while old horses were shown the way out. Barring a few councils, majority of the elected councilors are new faces.

Canacona led the way as all the 10 councillors elected are new faces and even the Chairperson Shyamsunder Dessai and Deputy Chairperson Dilip Kenkre were defeated.

At Margao as many as 17 of the elected councilors are new faces and only three – Sadanand Naik, Gonzaco Rebello and Doris Texeira – are old faces.

At Mormugao 12 of the elected councilors will be taking on the mantle of being people’s representative for the first time.

Of the 10 councillors at Sanguem as many as six are new faces while in neighbouring Curchorem Cacora of the 12 councillors elected seven were members of the outgoing council.

In Mapusa eight sitting councilors succeeded in retaining their seats while seven elected were new faces while at Cuncolim eight of the councilors elected are new faces.

As far as Quepem is concerned it is 50:50 as five new councilors and five sitting councilors have been elected while in Bicholim six of the 10 councillors are new faces.

While in Pernem of the 10 councillors elected only one is an old face in Valpoi seven of the 10 elected are new faces.

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