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Friday, February 9, 2018

Over 8,325 representatives for LG bodies

The Election Commission is uncertain about the exact number of local government representatives to be elected and appointed at tomorrow’s election, but says it will be more than 8,325.

Additional election commissioner M.M. Mohamed says that according to the new electoral system, a party will have all its
candidates appointed to office if it exceeds the number of seats it is allotted from a particular LG body.

This is the first time that an election is held under a mixed system.

According to gazette extraordinary issued on 11 November 2017, the representatives to be elected and appointed to 341 LG bodies will increase from 4,486 to 8,356.


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