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Sri Lanka: Elections and After

Opportunity to Restore Stability

Sri Lanka: Elections and After

Given that the People's Alliance's vote base had shrunk considerably, political analysts had reckoned that the party could only win if it resorted to massive rigging and violence on a large scale. Predictably, it was an election marred by systematic violence. However, the defeat of the PA will have many consequences for the country's political system even as the outcome has done much to restore faith in the democratic system and polity.

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