Another national govt. not unconstitutional-JVP
2019-02-01 at 13:23
The JVP says the establishment of a national government is in no way unconstitutional.
Parliamentarian Vijitha Herath speaking at a media breifing this morning said the party with a majority seats can form a national government with another party.
He stressed it is not unconstitutional as there is an article in this regard in the Constitution, adding it does not determine the number of MPs.
He said a national government comprises of the party or independent group that has acquired the highest number of seats in Parliament, forming a government with another accepted political party or several parties.
Herath stated there is a sentence that is not applicable to the law.
Responding to a statement by President Maithripala Sirisena that 2019 will be a year to establish a new government, JVP MP Vijith Herath said a Presidential Election will be called by the end of the year.
The MP noted the President had said that this year will be a year that new governments are formed.
He stated it is unclear if the President is waiting to form a government like he did on the 26th of October.
Regardless the MP said the Presidential Election according to the Constitution will be called between the 9th of November and 9th of December.
He further said the President is also capable of calling an election before that if he requires.