Nov 20, 2019 01:14 AM IST
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Colombo, Nov 19 (AP) Sri Lanka’s newly elected president, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, might battle to consolidate his victory.
With many govt powers clipped and the opposition in command of a strong Parliament, it is unclear when and the way Rajapaksa will be capable of type a authorities.
Rajapaksa is credited with serving to finish the nation’s lengthy civil warfare and is revered as a hero by the Sinhalese Buddhist majority. He comfortably received Saturday’s presidential election with about 52% of the ballots. However minorities largely voted for his opponent, fearing Rajapaksa due to allegations of wartime human rights violations in opposition to him.
Rajapaksa stated at his swearing-in on Monday that he would type his personal authorities. However that is determined by whether or not Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe steps apart.
A 2015 constitutional modification curtails the powers of the presidency. (AP)
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