Sri Lankan election commission sets date for parliamentary elections to avoid constitutional crisis
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Sri Lanka´s election commission on Monday set the country’s Parliament elections for June 20, invoking a hitherto unused legal provision to avoid a possible constitutional crisis if the country failed to hold the vote because of the coronavirus.
The commission had to decide whether to open the polls, which could expose more people to the virus, or let the country plunge into its second constitutional crisis in less than two years.
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