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Anant Shet elected as Goa Assembly Speaker

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

legislator Anant Shet was today elected as the Speaker of Assembly defeating his rival Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco by 28 to 9 votes in the 40-member House.

The for the Speaker's post, which had fallen vacant after resignation of legislator Rajendra Arlekar following his induction in the Cabinet, was held after the in the ongoing Assembly session.

Pro-tem Speaker Mauvin Godinho, who allowed the division of votes, declared Shet as the winner after 28 legislators voted in his favour, while opposition candidate Lourenco got only nine votes.

Arlekar, who was elected to the post of the Speaker on March 19, 2012 after won the Assembly election, had resigned on October 1, 2015.

First Published: Tue, January 12 2016. 13:42 IST