20A: Cabinet approves PMs proposal

20A: Cabinet approves PMs proposal

June 8, 2015   10:35 pm


The Cabinet approval has been granted for a proposal put forward by the Prime Minister to elect 125 MPs from First-Past-the Post (FPP) system, 75 from Proportional Representation (PR) system and the remaining 25 members from the National List through the 20th Amendment to the Constitution, Deputy Minister Ajith P. Perera said.

This was discussed during a cabinet meeting which was held today to take a final decision on the 20th Amendment.

“It will take about four days to draft the new proposal. Then it will be presented to the cabinet again,” Perera said. 

It was earlier suggested to change the existing PR system into a hybrid of PR and FPP system and to increase the number of seats to 255 from 225.

According to that system, 196 members were supposed to elect on a FPP system and a district-based PR system. The remaining 59 members were scheduled to elect from the national list.

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