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Thursday, 19 July 2012 - 20:24
22 parties - 86 independent groups; 3073 candidates in contention for 108 provincial council seats during upcoming polls
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Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya has decided to host the upcoming local government polls in the countries Eastern, North Central & Sabaragamuwa regions on the 08th of September.

3073 candidates from 22 parties and 86 independent groups are in contention for 108 provincial council seats.

Meanwhile the deadline for accepting nominations expired at 12 noon today.

91 nominations were submitted by various political parties for the 7 districts in which polls are due to be held with only 89 of these nominations being accepted.

Accordingly the nominations paper submitted by the 'Lanka Podhujana Party' for the Trincomalee district as well as the nominations list submitted by the

'Jana-Setha Peramuna' for the Rathnapura District was declined.

Meanwhile, 88 independent groups had submitted nominations for the 7 districts in which polls are due to be conducted with only 86 of them being accepted.

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