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Apr 15, 2018

PC polls under the preferential voting system?

The government is to revert back to the preferential voting system when conducting the provincial council election, reports say.

Party leaders in the government have discussed introducing a parliamentary act for that.

Last September, the PC elections act no. 17 of 2017 was adopted to hold the election under a mixed system.

However, following the recent polls, the local government bodies are having various problems blamed on that system.

The government has put off holding elections for the north central, Sabaragamuwa and eastern provinces that completed their terms in September.

The terms of the northwestern, central and northern provinces are due to end in September this year, while the western southern and Uva provinces will complete their terms in April 2019.

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