Rajapaksa brothers win by super-majority in Sri Lanka's election

 Rajapaksa brothers win by super-majority in Sri Lanka's election

Sri Lanka's ruling Rajapaksa brothers have declared victory in the country’s parliamentary election, according to the final results on Friday.

The brothers’ Party Sri Lanka Podujana Party (SLPP), has secured a two-thirds “supermajority” of seats in elections.

The party won 145 of 225 seats, support of at least five seats from its allies, and giving them the power to change the constitution, While, the remaining 29 were decided on the basis of votes polled nationwide.

The Rajapaksa Family has dominated Sri Lankan politics for the past two decades. Mahinda Rajapaksa was previously president, from 2005 to 2015.

The main opposition party in now Wickremesinghe’s party established by the son of Ranasinghe Premadasa, a former president who was assassinated in 1993, Sajith got 20 percent of the vote and was a distant second with 54 seats.

Former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s and his party, which had 106 seats in the outpouring parliament, was reduced to just one seat in the new assembly.

The moderate Tamil National Alliance(TNA) party, which had 16 seats in the outpouring parliament, was reduced to 10 seats in the new assembly.

A leftist party, which had 6 seats in the outpouring parliament, was reduced to three after Wednesday’s vote.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among the first world leaders to congratulate Mahinda Rajapaksa.

The election was originally scheduled for April, but it was twice postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic,

 

 

 

 

Published on: Aug 07, 2020 13:11:12

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