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Presidential Polls next March?

LNW earlier disclosed that President Ranil Wickremesinghe is interested in holding the next Presidential Election in 2023, and now political sources claim that such an election is likely to be held in March next year.

Plans are already underway for the holding of a Presidential Election next year, and despite the holding of such a poll not being possible until November 2023 in compliance with the provisions of the existing Constitution, the authorities are looking forward to making the necessary constitutional amendments in this regard, sources added.

The holding of a Presidential Election may not be opposed by parties of the Opposition like the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) and the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), who recently have been demanding that the holding of an election soon would be of utmost importance, hence the planning for the conduction of such an election being possible early next year.

Wickremesinghe has also planned to foster a surrounding in the country where the severe economic calamity could be alleviated to a certain extent by January 2023, so that an election can be held, sources further disclosed.


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