Italy’s Prime Minister Mario Draghi announced his resignation on Thursday, paving the way for the possibility of early elections and the far-right seizing power.
Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeyweardana said that the Parliament will convene on Saturday to start the process of electing a new president.
Sri Lanka’s opposition political parties will meet to agree on a new government a day after the country’s president and prime minister agreed to resign in the country’s most chaotic day following months of political turmoil.
Two members of parliament are under criminal investigation as officials said there is "direct evidence" against them for inciting violence at a peaceful anti-government protest.
Voter turnout exceeded 50 percent in many regions, says Prime Minister Najib Mikati, who voices hope that the elections would bring a new parliament that helps the country recover from its economic crisis.
Independent and emerging candidates, many linked to the ‘October revolution’ in 2019, are expected to gain more seats than even before in Sunday’s polls, but it is unlikely this will bring sweeping change to the beleaguered country.
Demonstrators heed calls from multiple unions and left-wing groups critical of soaring inflation and centre-left President Alberto Fernandez's social policies.
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa promises to appoint new premier, empower parliament and abolish the all-powerful executive presidential system amid political crisis and violence triggered by worst economic crisis in memory.
Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa invokes the tough laws to "ensure public order" after a nationwide strike brought the South Asian island nation of 22 million people to a standstill amid weeks of unrest.
Pharmaceutical prices have been raised for the second time in six weeks in the crisis-hit Sri Lanka.
Russia's banking sector has faced a significant outflow of its population's funds in foreign currency as the conflict in Ukraine continues to create a fear of insecurity.
State-run Ceylon Petroleum Corporation said private cars, vans and SUVs were allowed up to 19.5 litres of either petrol or diesel.
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