Elections in Sri Lanka
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Elections in Sri Lanka gives information on election and election results in Sri Lanka. An election is a process in which a vote is held to elect candidates to an office. It is the mechanism by which a democracy fills elective offices in the legislature, and sometimes the executive and judiciary, and in which electorates choose local government officials.
- See election for a more comprehensive discussion and the List of democracy and elections-related topics for an overview on related topics.
Sri Lanka elects on national level a head of state – the president – and a legislature. The president is elected for a six year term by the people. The Parliament has 225 members, elected for a six year term, 196 members elected in multi-seat constituencies and 29 by proportional representation. Sri Lanka has a two-party system, which means that there are two dominant political parties, with extreme difficulty for anybody to achieve electoral success under the banner of any other party.
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