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Sri Lankan Court Allows President to Seek 3rd Term

Sri Lanka's highest court has cleared President Mahinda Rajapakse to run for re-election, rejecting opposition claims he is barred under the constitution to hold office for a third term. A Sri Lankan cabinet minister, Nimal Siripala da Silva, told parliament on Tuesday the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that there is no legal impediment for Rajapakse to run for an unprecedented third six-year term. Da Silva said the president also has the authority to call for an election after he...

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