LG elections on hybrid system
Sep 9, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
The Government is to amend the Local Government electoral system to hold elections on the former Ward System while utilizing a mixed system between the ’First-Past-the-Post’ and the Proportional Representation (PR) system when electing members.
In this connection two thirds of the members are to be elected on the ’First-Past-the-Post’ system and one third under the PR system. Cabinet approval was granted to instruct the Legal Draftsman to draft amending legislation to amend the Local Government Elections Ordinance and the Municipal Council Ordinance, Urban Council Ordinance and the Pradeshiya Sabha Act, to be presented to Parliament, Mass Media and Communications Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said yesterday.