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Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa's attempt to stage a comeback in Sri Lanka's general election has ended in defeat as results today showed the alliance that toppled him making decisive gains.
The ruling United National Party (UNP) fell just short of an outright majority, but Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe should still command enough support to form a stable government after eight months of minority rule.
Mr Wickremesinghe's UNP doubled its representation to win 106 seats, final results showed, seven short of a majority in the 225-seat chamber. The alliance led by Mr Rajapaksa's Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) took 95 seats after suffering heavy losses.
Of the 225 seats, district-level seats account for 196, for which polling took place on Monday. Seats under the national list will be allotted on the basis of votes polled. In addition to winning 93 seats, the UNP got 13 seats under the national list, taking its tally to 106.
Mr. Rajapaksa’s UPFA, led by the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, gave a stiff fight and obtained 95 seats, including 12 under the national list. The Tamil National Alliance (TNA)/Ilankai Tamil Arasu Kadchi got 16; Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), six; and the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress and the Eelam People’s Democratic Party, one each. The TNA and the JVP were allotted two seats under the national list.
Of the total 22 electoral districts, the UNP secured a majority in 11; UPFA, eight; and the TNA-ITAK combine, three.
Results declared: 225
|UPFA||UNP||Tamil National Alliance (TNA) /Ilankai Tamil Arasu Kadchi (ITAK)||Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna||Others|
|District Wise Seats|
The UNP won 45.7 per cent of the popular vote, ahead of 42.4 per cent for former president Rajapaksa.
Have a look: Rajapaksa received 47.58% of the vote in January’s presidential elections, beaten by former ally Sirisena, who was supported by the then opposition United National Party (UNP). Sirisena is actually a member of the UPFA.