Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksa brothers strengthen grip in landslide election win | The Guardian

PM and president’s party wins ‘super majority’ that will allow them to carry out constitutional changesSri Lanka’s ruling Rajapaksa brothers have secured a two-thirds majority in parliamentary elections, giving them powers to change the constitution and unravel democratic safeguards.Final results on Friday showed that Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Sri Lanka Podujana Party (SLPP) won 145 seats and can also count on the support of at least five allies in the 225-member legislature. Continue reading…

PM and president’s party wins ‘super majority’ that will allow them to carry out constitutional changes

Sri Lanka’s ruling Rajapaksa brothers have secured a two-thirds majority in parliamentary elections, giving them powers to change the constitution and unravel democratic safeguards.

Final results on Friday showed that Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Sri Lanka Podujana Party (SLPP) won 145 seats and can also count on the support of at least five allies in the 225-member legislature.

Continue reading…


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