Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa demands third snap poll, fails to prove his position twice

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Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has on Sunday, demanded for a snap parliamentary polls in order to dismiss the political crisis in the country raised due to the President’s move to sack Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and appoint Rajapaksa as the new Prime Minster, even after two vote sessions supported Wickremesinghe.

Wickremesinghe has won the both polls, instead of this result, President Maithripapala Sirisena has chosen to appoint Rajapaksa as Prime Minster on October 6. Failing to prove his majority two times, Rajapakse has demanded to hold a new poll session to end the political controversy over the country.

20 months before the ending terms of parliament, Sirisena had dissolved the parliament and had ordered to hold a snap election. The Supreme Court then overturned Sirisena’s decision and also halted the snap polls.

Accordingly, both Rajapaksa and Wickremesinghe claims to be Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, though, Wickremesinghe says that his dismissal was wrong as majority of parliament has voted him to become Prime Minster. Wickremesinghe has won two polls against Rajapaksa.

Rajapaksa also cited Sri Lankan history, where parliament had been dissolved earlier and has approved election and thus, political stability was maintained. He said, “The only way to restore stability to a destabilized democracy will be through a general election. According to our Constitution, sovereignty is vested in the people and not in Parliament.”

However, Rajapaksa has, till now, failed to prove his majority in parliament, whereas, Wickremesinghe claimed to take Prime Minister’s position as 113 legislators has voted for him with having supports from Tamil Party too.

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