The elected representative body in each is the landsthing, which deliberates on the affairs of the lan and has a right to levy taxes.
He presides over a council (Conseil de Protectoral) composed of the chiefs of the French services in Annam, together with two members of the "comat"; this body deliberates on questions of taxation affecting the budget of Annam and on local public works.
In each residential district there is a council, composed of natives and presided over by the resident, which deliberates on questions affecting the district.
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