In each residential district there is a council, composed of natives and presided over by the resident, which deliberates on questions affecting the district.
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.
The elected representative body in each is the landsthing, which deliberates on the affairs of the lan and has a right to levy taxes.
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