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Maldivians vote at Parliamentary Election from Colombo

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Pic by Pradeep Pathirana  

Maldivians living in Sri Lanka cast their ballots at the Parliamentary Election of their country at the polling station established at the Maldivian High Commission in Colombo on yesterday.   More than 300 Maldivian nationals residing in Sri Lanka have registered for the parliamentary elections.   A total of 93 seats in the People’s Majlis are elected in single-member constituencies using the first-past-the-post system. Prior to the elections, the number of seats was increased from 87 to 93, with six new seats created. In the election, 98 constituencies are being contested by 368 candidates, while around 284,000 people are eligible to vote.