Next local government poll on mixed electoral system

[TamilNet, Thursday, 09 September 2010, 11:27 GMT]
The next local government election that is scheduled to be held January next year in Sri Lanka will be under the First Past the Post System (FPTP), according to the proposal approved by the Cabinet Thursday. Sri Lanka Local Government Minister M. L. A. M.Athaullah tabled the draft proposal in the cabinet meeting Thursday with President Mahinda Rajapaksa in the chair.

Members to local authorities will be elected on ward system and also on proportional representation system.

The candidate polling the highest number of votes in a ward of a local government authority is elected under the old electoral system.

Local authority members will be nominated under the proportional representation system on the total number of votes polled by a political party or independent group.

 

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