Lanka goes to polls at present

Colombo, August 4

Sri Lankans will vote within the twice-postponed parliamentary election on Wednesday with the highly effective Rajapaksa family-run get together anticipated to achieve management of the Assembly that would enable them to amend the Constitution to revive presidential powers.

Over 16 million individuals are eligible to vote to elect 196 out of a complete of 225 lawmakers for the following 5 years. Twenty-nine others might be named from a nationwide record in accordance with the variety of votes acquired by every get together. A complete of seven,452 candidates from 54 political events and unbiased teams are contesting the election in 22 districts.

The counting would happen on the next morning — a departure from the apply of counting the ballots from eight pm on the election night time.

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s older brother Mahinda Rajapaksa is assured of a sweeping victory as the primary Opposition is badly divided. — PTI

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