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The Prime Minister states that all future elections will be held under a Mixed Electoral System.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe states that the government is prepared to conduct the forthcoming local government elections, the provincial council elections and future parliamentary elections, under a Mixed Electoral System, which will be a mix of the proportional representation system and the “First-Past-The-Post” system.

He expressed these views at the opening ceremony of a new building at the Mawathagama Sri Nissanka National School. Under the proportional representation system candidates get elected upon preferential votes. There are instances when sometimes not even a single candidate is elected from certain electorates. Therefore, the government designed a new mix electoral system.