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LG polls slated to be held before next February

National Elections Commission Chairman Nimal Punchihewa said suggestions have been presented to initiate mobile voting booths for the people with disabilities and special needs.

Speaking at a media conference yesterday, he said that the Local Government Elections are expected to be held before the end of February 2023.

He also said, “The term of Local Government bodies had been extended by another year.

The Commission does not agree at all regarding postponing the elections. The Election Commission should have the power to postpone Local Government elections”.

“Provincial Council Elections have not been held for many years now due to the problematic nature of two Acts. The Parliamentary Select Committee had recommended to amend the said Acts and to hold the Provincial Council Elections in the old way. The Commission is ready to conduct the election in any way,” Punchihewa added. “Parliament should be dissolved to hold the Parliamentary General Elections. But according to the provisions of the Constitution, even if the President wishes, he does not have the power to dissolve the parliament for two and a half years after the first parliament convenes,” he said.

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