NCM to be determined by simple majority vote in Parliament


The No Confidence Motion (NCM) signed against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will require only a simple majority vote by the members present in Parliament today in order to arrive at a decision.

In a case of a tie, the Speaker’s or the Chair’s vote will be considered.

The Parliament body consists of 225 members.

Of the 225 members 106 members (excluding the Speaker) consists of United National Front (UNF) members.

The UNF consists of seven members from the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress, six members from the Tamil Progressive Alliance, five members from the All Ceylon People’s Congress and two members of the Jathika Hela Urimaya.

Ninety-five Parliamentarians are from the United National Party.

The Joint Opposition consists of 54 members and few other members represent the Sri Lanka Freedom Party.

Furthermore sixteen Parliamentarians represent the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), six members represent the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna and one Parliamentarian represents the Elam People’s Democratic Party.

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