General election not necessary

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LATE-CITY-MB_1-1By Yohan Perera  

Referring to a statement made by UNP National Organizer Navin Dissanayake that the party was gearing itself for a general election in April 2019, UNP MP S.M. Marikkar said yesterday such an election was not necessary.  

“We need a presidential election first instead of a general election. In any case a general election cannot be held till February 17, 2019 because the current Parliament completes four-and-a-half year term on that day. You need to approve a resolution with a two-thirds majority to hold an election before that. Given the current circumstance, there is no way that a two-thirds majority can be secured by any party in Parliament,” Mr. Marikkar told a media briefing.  
He said the President could declare a presidential election after January 8, 2019 and that it was preferable to hold a snap presidential election rather than a general election. 

 

We don’t need a general election but a presidential election first. In  any case a general election cannot be held till February 17, 2019  because the current Parliament completes four-and-a-half year term on  that day

 

 

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