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President Maithripala Sirisena said that he hopes it will be possible to hold Local Governance elections under the new electoral system this year.

President made these comments at the closing ceremony of the March 12 Movement which made for creating a better political culture in the country held at the BMICH today.

Although earlier Local Governance elections were held according to the electoral system, the inaction of the Delimitation Committee has caused the present issues.

The main reason to postpone the Local Governance elections is the inability to finalize the limitations of electorates independently and impartially, President said.

However, after the new government came into power steps were taken to re-appoint a delimitation committee. Regardless of various allegations and accusations this is a necessary initiative towards a political and social reforms of this country.

He said he consider this as a first step for a transformation of the country and society.

With 1978 Constitution individuals not political ideologies became prominent he said adding that present Local Governance election system is a victory of the people.

The 19th Amendment to the Constitution marks a revolutionary change. Under the previous government President retained the sole authority to appoint judges, Solicitor General, Inspector General of Police, Elections Commissioner.

People voice their concern against this and it paved the way for the 19th Amendment.

Ministers and members of March 12 Movement attended the gathering.

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