Mahinda Rajapaksa Signs a “Resignation Letter” At His Residence After Clinging On to Power For 7 Weeks As the First and Only Purported Prime Minister in Commonwealth History

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Mahinda Rajapaksa Signs a “Resignation Letter” At His  Residence After Clinging On to Power For 7 Weeks As the First and Only Purported Prime Minister in Commonwealth History

Rajapaksa was appointed Prime Minister by President Maithripala Sirisena appointed Rajapaksa Prime Minister on October 26, triggering a constitutional crisis, banking on buying over corrupt or disgruntled members to build a parliamentary majority.

However even members of his United National Party who opposed the unpopular actions of Wickremesinghe’s so-called ‘cronies’ as well as a section of the parliamentary group which was at the centre of a corruption scandal failed to cross over.

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