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UPFA takes Jaffna in 20% voter turnout, ITAK wins Vavuniyaa

[TamilNet, Sunday, 9 August 2009 08:52 No Comment]

With international media reporting that Jaffna voters have rejected the Municipal council elections with less than 20% turnout, the ruling UPFA won 10,602 votes obtaining 10 seats with 2 additional bonus seats, and Ilangkai Thamizh Arasuk Kadchi (ITAK) took 8 seats after polling 8008 votes. In the Vavuniyaa Urban Council elections, ITAK secured 5 seats with Democratic Peoples Liberation Front (DPLF) obtaing 3 seats, UPFA 2 seats, and Sri Lanka Muslim Congress 1 seat.

Of the other parties contesting the Jaffna MC elections, Ananthasangaree led Tamil United Liberation Front polled 1007 votes obtaining one seat, and Muslim Independent obtaine 1175 votes obtaining one seat. UNP polled 83 votes and Independents led by Manickasothy polled 47 votes.

1358 votes were rejected in the Jaffna polls.

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