Amidst all the hyper analysis about Sri Lanka’s Presidential election, one fact seems to be getting lost: the minimum needed to win it. Perhaps the answer is so obvious as to be missed by Googling.
My understanding it that who ever gets 50% of valid votes plus 1 vote will get the crown. If there’s no clear majority even with the preferential votes, there’ll have to be a run off election between the two main contenders.
Is that correct?
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