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Six-time PM Ranil Wickremesinghe elected president in crisis-hit Sri Lanka

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Sri Lankan lawmakers chose six-time Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as president Wednesday to succeed the ousted leader who fled the country in a vote that risks reigniting political turmoil in the troubled South Asian island nation.
19 days ago·Colombo, Sri Lanka

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Times of India

Ranil Wickremesinghe elected as Sri Lanka's new President

Sri Lankan lawmakers finished voting in parliament on Wednesday to choose the next president from among three contenders, hoping the new leader would pull the island out of a crippling economic and political crisis.

19 days ago·Mumbai, India
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BBC News

Sri Lanka gets new president opposed by many

Ranil Wickremesinghe is allied with the former leaders and so deeply unpopular with the public.

19 days ago·United Kingdom
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News18 India

Ranil Wickremesinghe Elected Sri Lankan President by Fellow Parliamentarians

Ranil Wickremesinghe of the United National Party (UNP) defeated Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna’s (SLPP) Dullas Alahapperuma and the other contender Anura Kumara Dissanayake of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) who failed to win maximum number of votes

19 days ago·India
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Reuters

Sri Lanka's Wickremesinghe voted in as next president

Sri Lanka's acting President Ranil Wickremesinghe will be the country's next president until 2024, a parliament vote count showed on Wednesday.

19 days ago·United Kingdom
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The Guardian

Sri Lanka president vote: Ranil Wickremesinghe wins amid protests

MPs pick ex-PM seen as close to ousted president Gotabaya Rajapaksa, a move likely to frustrate protesters

19 days ago·London, United Kingdom
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CBC News

Sri Lanka's new interim president is longtime politician maligned by protesters

Sri Lankan lawmakers on Wednesday elected the country's unpopular prime minister as its interim president, a choice that risked reigniting turmoil in the South Asian nation reeling from economic collapse and months of round-the-clock protests.

19 days ago·Canada
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