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More than 50% cast votes in East by noon, 48% in North

[TamilNet, Monday, 17 August 2015, 10:25 GMT]
55% of the registered voters in Batticaloa district, 52% of the voters from Ampaa'rai district and 50% of the voters in Trincomalee district have cast their votes for 16 seats in the parliamentary elections until noon Monday, news sources in the East said. News sources in Jaffna said the voting percentage was at 48% in the Jaffna electorate by noon.

7 parliamentarians are to be elected from Jaffna electorate and 6 from Vanni electorate in the Northern Province.

368 candidates, representing 16 political parties and 30 independent groups, are contesting for 5 seats representing the Batticaloa electorate in the SL Parliament.

147 candidates, belonging to 15 political parties and 6 independent groups, are competing for 4 seats from Trincomalee electorate.

7 parliamentarians are to be elected from Ampaa'rai district.


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