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Jul 8, 2019

Round Three of Village Council Elections Held

Round three of the village council elections was held on Sunday. Forty-three villages countrywide participated with thousands of persons electing representatives from both major political parties and independent candidates to the village councils.  Elections in the villages were not always seen as political but now both political parties are reporting gains in the rural communities. The P.U.P. is claiming victory for one hundred and sixty-four seats to the U.D.P.’s one hundred and eleven seats.  A total of twenty-six independent candidates were election countrywide for this round of elections. Round four will be held on the fourteenth of July and forty villages will be participating.


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