Committee for delimitation of new electorates

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In the aftermath of the enactment of legislation to change the electoral system for Provincial Council elections, the government will appoint a committee on Monday to work on the delimitation of new electorates for the purpose, a Minister said today.

Local Government and Provincial Councils Minister Faizer Mustapha held a top level meeting with the officials of the Elections Commission on Wednesday to work out modalities for this purpose.

The Minister told Daily Mirror that a five-member committee would be appointed to work in the creation of new electorates for the purpose.

President Maithripala Sirisena will recommend names for this committee. Also, three members currently serving in the National Delimitation Commission will be assigned to this special committee.

The new Act, introduced by the government, provides for conducting the elections to the PCs under a mix of the Proportional Representation and the First Past the Post Systems. The members will be elected in equal proportion under each system.

The Minister said the process would be completed by March, next year. (Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 4

  • nick Friday, 29 September 2017 02:23 AM

    No idea how u doing to hold any mp post next election as this time national list as u knew u couldnt win u make all this changes then also add that no matter what u will be mp as well via DM Android App

    Premalal Friday, 29 September 2017 07:01 AM

    Great hatchet job on democracy Mr. Mustapha.

    Sharon Friday, 29 September 2017 09:40 AM

    Shame, shame, shame... What are the other plans to delay elections???

    Sanjee Friday, 29 September 2017 10:21 AM

    Man this is shameless

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