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Saturday, 26 August 2017 - 19:48
Deshapriya expresses frustration for curtailing opportunity for youth in new LG Election Act
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Chairman of the National Election Commission, Mahinda Deshapriya says a maximum effort will be taken to hold the delayed Local Government Elections by 9th of December of before that.

The National Election Commission's chief believes that the Commission would receive the new Act from the Speaker by 15th of September and they would need at least 75 days to finalize the election related work.

Meanwhile, the proposal contained in the draft regarding the allocation of 30% for youth in the list of nominees, was removed by the government, before it was passed in parliament yesterday (25).

Even the field officers attached to the government are barred from contesting the LG polls, under the new act.

Expressing views on the removal of the clause on youth representation, Deshapriya said he's unhappy about it.

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