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Sri Lanka parliament expands president’s powers

Sri Lanka’s parliament on Thursday voted to give President Gotabaya Rajapaksa widespread powers to appoint top officials and dissolve the legislature after an acrimonious two-day debate during which the opposition accused him of becoming a constitutional “dictator.” The populist leader was elected president in November and swiftly appointed his brother, former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, as […]

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