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Monday, 17 July 2017 06:39

LG polls to be held by first week of December

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Political party leaders have agreed to hold the Local Government (LG) elections by the first week of December, this year.

This decision was been made during the discussion between Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and several political party leaders at Temple Trees yesterday.

Democratic People’s Front Leader and Minister Mano Ganesan said that party leaders have agreed to hold the Local Government Election under the new electoral system.

Several politicla party representatives from the SLFP, UNP,SLMC,JVP and TNA including the Election Commissioner and Attorney General participated at the meeting while the members of the Joint Opposition did not attend.

It has also been discussed to fill 40 percent of seats through Proportional Representation System (PRS) and 60 percent through the First Past the Post System (FPPS).

“We also discussed to create a mechanism to implement the proposals to enforce a quota of 25 percent for women in Parliament,” Ganesan added.(Daily News)

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