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CONSTITUENT. He who gives authority to another to act for him. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 893.
     2. The constituent is bound with whatever his attorney does by virtue of his authority. The electors of a member of the legislature are his constituents, to whom he is responsible for his legislative acts.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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'Throughout the constituency, from Molapowabojang to Lerolwane, Maokane and Metlobo, people are complaining about shortage of water.
After the death of Congress MLA Subal Sahu from Bijepur seat, BJD gave the ticket to his wife, Rita Sahu, who won from the constituency in by-poll elections last year.
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class="MsoNormalThe 2009 census showed that the constituency had a population of 89,035, the lowest in Embu county.
DPT candidate Karma Lhamo from Monggar constituency secured more votes through postal ballot with 1,864 votes and DNT candidate Sherub Gyeltshen bagged 1,733 votes through postal ballot.
The prominence of constituency service work among MLAs in Nova Scotia was just an incidental finding.
Imran Khan, with 84,313 votes, had defeated Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Khawaja Saad Rafique in closely contested polls in NA-131 Lahore-9 constituency.
However, the constituency (NA-243) where PTI chief Imran Khan contested from saw a comparatively good turnout of 41 percent and he won with 91,358 votes.
PML-N candidate Muhammad Riaz has won election from National Assembly constituency NA-123 Lahore-I by securing 97,193 votes.
This constituency can be called semi-urban and consists of areas such as Akhundabad, Gulshanabad, Garhi Atta Mohammad, Afridiabad, Hazar Khwani, Sarfraz Colony, Chamkani, Musazai, Tarnab, Sarzai Payan, Kandi Hayat, Badhami, Samar Bagh, Lundi Daudzai, Garhi Hamza, Kochin Garhi, Sharif Khan, Gul Bella and other areas.
Mvita MP Abdulswamad Nassir, whose constituency faces the axe, said the review should not be pegged on population.