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Sri Lanka ruling party wins 10 more seats from re-poll
Wed, Apr 21, 2010, 01:55 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.
Apr 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's ruling United People's Freedom Alliance won a majority in both Kandy and Trincomalee districts at the re-poll held yesterday (20).
In Kandy district the UPFA won 8 seats receiving 339,819 votes (60.77%) while the main opposition United National Front obtained 192,798 votes (34.48%) with 4 seats. The Democratic National Alliance (DNA) received 23,728 votes (4.24%) failing to secure any seats.
In Trincomalee district the UPFA received 59,784 votes (42.78%) securing 2 seats. The UNF came in second with 39,691 vote (28.40%) claiming one seat while the Tamil party Ilankai Tamil Arasu Kadchi received 33,268 votes (23.81%) securing one seat.
In total the UPFA has won 127 seats in the 225-member parliament while the main opposition secured 52 seats at the general election. The Tamil National Alliance has won 13 seats.
The official results of the 2010 parliamentary elections are expected to be released this morning after the preferential votes are counted.
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