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* Election Commission decides when to call presidential elections- Chairman
Fri, Sep 13, 2019, 11:03 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Sept 13, Colombo: Chairman of the Election Commission Mahinda Deshapriya says calling for Presidential Election is decided by the Election Commission and not by the political parties.

Speaking at a media briefing in Colombo, Deshapriya said the since 15th September is a Sunday, the earliest the election can be called is on 16th September.

"However, we kept saying that we will not announce on the earliest day. The Commission will discuss on a suitable date and announce the elections. That could be any date from 16th September to 15th October. Only the Election Commission has the power to decide the date."

He said the call for nominations will be announced any day after the 16th of October. "If we think we can decide earlier, we will announce by the end of this month, said Election Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya.

According to the Election Commission Chairman presidential elections are due to be held between the 9th of November and the 9th of December this year.


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