Votes; Gotabaya Rajapaksa: 278,804: Sajith Premadasa: 108,906: Anura Dissanayake: 26,295: SPSL: Ajantha Perera: 845
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Presidential elections were held in Sri Lanka on 16 November 2019. The incumbent President Maithripala Sirisena's term of office would have ended on 9 January 2020. This was the first Presidential election in Sri Lanka where no sitting president, prime minister or opposition leader was contesting for president.
- Gotabaya Rajapaksa
- Sri Lanka People's Freedom Alliance
- Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna
Nov 16, 2019 · Sri Lanka: Official 2019 Presidential Election Results. Sri Lanka Guardian November 16, 2019. Elections commission with the support of the government information department in Sri Lanka is live streaming the result of the presidential election. We are recommending our readers to watch this official channel to have the official results as there ...
- How Voting Works
- The Government Structure
- The Key Issues Before The Polls
The island nation has traditionally high rates of voter participation, with more than 15.9 million registered voters in a total population of 21.8 million, according to Election Commission statistics.
Sri Lanka‘s government operates under a semi-presidential system, where the president holds widespread executive authority but governs in partnership with a prime minister they appoint and a cabinet recommended by the prime minister.
Overview of the economy
Burdened with high debt and sluggish economic growth, the Sri Lankan economy could not afford the hit it took following the Easter Sunday bombingsin April, which killed more than 260 people and wounded hundreds more.
Nov 17, 2019 · Sri Lanka's main ethnic Tamil political party says it will support an opposition candidate in January's Presidential election, the latest blow to Mahinda Rajapaksa's bid for another term in office.
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Nov 16, 2019 · The voting to elect the 7th executive president of Sri Lanka will be held from 7.00 am to 5.00 pm at 12,845 polling stations countrywide with 15,992,096 including 659,030 postal voters eligible to ...
Nov 17, 2019 · Nov 17 2019 November 17, 2019 November 17, 2019 No Comment by Administrator Jaffna district results – Presidential Election 2019 – Sri Lanka Posted in Election Results
The election commission said Rajapaksa won 52.25% of the votes in Saturday’s election, while Premadasa got 41.99%, giving Rajapaksa a far bigger lead than predicted by politicians and analysts.