(Lanka-e-News - 26.April.2017, 11.00PM) The proposal to abolish the Executive presidency will be implemented via a referendum on the new constitution . The People’s referendum shall be held this year , and the local body elections will be held thereafter, Cabinet spokesman Rajitha Senaratne revealed during a press briefing held on the 25 th at the health ministry.
Commenting further , Rajitha said , the draft of the new constitution is now nearing completion , and following the referendum , it is being contemplated whether the government should hold the local body and provincial council elections on the same day.
On an earlier occasion , Rajitha said , a presidential election will not be held in 2020.
According to reports reaching Lanka e news , although there can be a president under the new constitution , he will not be an executive president elected on the votes of the people but a president appointed by parliament and responsible to parliament , while the government leader will be the prime minister.
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