The first election was held on 12 th. May 1861, through a popular approved by the following
DECREET Nº 42
Article 2).- The Municipal Council will start on Sunday 26 th. May, under the head of the Registrar who will preside this act.
Article 3).- Be released and known and given to. R.O.
Fd. Rosas. Simón de Iriondo. By common consent: Manuel R. Pujato, Sub Secretary.
From the French Canton: Jorge Dayer, Eduardo Mahieu, Luis Carrel, Luis Perret y Luis Van Strate.
From the German Canton: José Maurer, Juan Jacob, Francisco Schürrer, Santiago Weidmann and Adolfo Kees. President: Adolfo Gabarret. Registrar Secretary Translator: Mauricio Jost, chosen by the Council.