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EC Chairman threatens to resign 

Chairman of the Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya has threatened to resign from his post if the continuously delayed Provincials Council elections are not held before the Presidential election, this year. Deshapriya made this announcement at a press conference held in Colombo, today (28).
Despite not having any obstacle to hold the Presidential elections early, the Chairman said he would resign from his post as a mark of objection if the provincial council elections are not held before November 9. 
“I will remain within the elections commission, but not as the chairperson,” he said adding that the delay of elections has been personally upsetting.
The Chairman also said that he has been continuously involved in the discussions related to the elections and although leaders of all political parties say that the provincial elections must be held, some have been acting according to their own agenda.

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