Bharatiya Janata Party's D'Souza, who holds the health and town and country planning portfolios, received 10,957 votes.
The counting of votes for the 40 seats in Goa Assembly elections started at 8 a.m. this morning.
The Election Commission (EC) has set up two counting centres in North and South Goa to declare the winners in 40 seats.
The Congress, the BJP and the AAP ran the most high-octane campaigns, along with regional parties like Goa Forward and the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party, which contested in alliance with Shiv Sena and the Goa Suraksha Manch, mentored by former state RSS chief Subhash Velingkar.
In the four-cornered contest, Goa witnessed 83 percent voting, which equalled the polling percentage of 2012. As per Election Commission officials, a majority of the 15,590 postal ballots had been accounted for.
The February 4 election also saw Goa earn the credential of being the first state in the country to fully implement the electronically transmitted postal ballot system and the VVPAT technology that allowed voters to verify whether or not they have voted correctly.
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