Uva Provincial Council Elections – an analysis

Uva Provincial Council Elections – an analysis

Written by Bella Dalima

21 Sep, 2014 | 7:30 pm

The United People’s Freedom Alliance has claimed victory in the Uva Provincial Council.

However,  the UPFA has lost 6 seats in comparison with the number of seats it had in the last provincial council.

Along with the two bonus seats for securing the highest number of votes in the province, the UPFA has a total of 19 seats with the total number of votes standing at 349,906.

The UNP won 13 seats in the Uva Provincial Council with their total votes numbering 274,773.The JVP has received two seats with their total votes numbering 36,580.

The Democratic Party did not win any seats in the Provincial Council.

While the UPFA has lost out on six seats in comparison with the number of seats it held at the last provincial council, the UNP has gained six seats.

The JVP which had a solitary seat in the last Uva Provincial Council, now has two.

Although several constituent parties of the ruling UPFA including the National Freedom Front contested the election alone, they were unable to secure any seats.

The number of seats allocated for the Badulla District was reduced by three ahead of the election while the number of seats in the Monaragala district was increased by three.

In the Badulla District, the UPFA only managed to win one more seat than the United National Party.

Of the 18 seats in the Badulla District, the UPFA won nine, the UNP won eight and the JVP secured one seat.

The UPFA’s total votes in the Badulla district as a percentage reduced from 67.79 percent at the 2009 election to 47.37 percent.

The UNP, which had a vote percentage of 25.81 percent in 2009, saw their share increase to 44.79 percent.

It is also notable that the UNP won the electorates of Welimada, Hali-Ela and Badulla, of the nine electorates in the Badulla district.

The UPFA won eight seats in the Moneragala District this time around. In 2009, the ruling alliance won enin seats.

A notable feature is that the UPFA has lost one seat, even with three additional seats being allocated for the Moneragala District. In 2009, the UPFA’s vote percentage in the Monaragala District was 81.32 percent. This time however, their share of the vote dipped significantly to 31.92 percent.

The UNP won five seats in the district this time around with their vote percentage standing at 31.92 percent. Incidentally in 2009, the UNP only had 15.52 percent of the vote in the Moneragala district. While the JVP did not win any seats in the Monaragala district in 2009, this time around the JVP has secured one seat.

According to the results from the Badulla District, the UPFA has won 209,056 votes at the election. The UNP has won a total of 197,708 votes.

The JVP received 20,625 votes in the Badulla district.

The National Freedom Front was fourth in the district with 5,045 votes while the Democratic party was fifth with 3,202 votes.

When comparing the results with the previous election it is clear that the UPFA has lost a significant proportion of its votes.

At the 2009 election, the UPFA won 259,069 votes in the Badulla District and won 14 seats.

However, they have only secured 9 seats this time around.

When comparing the UNP’s votes with the 2009 election, it is evident that the party has increased its share by 98,437 votes.

The UNP which won five seats last time around has won eight seats at the 2014 election.The UPFA has won 140,850 votes in the Moneragala District this time around.

The UNP was second with 77,065 votes. The JVP was third in the Monaragala District with 15,955 votes. The Democratic Party was fourth with 2,874 votes.

At the 2009 Uva ProvincialCcouncil election the UPFA received 159,837 votes.

While the UPFA has lost 18,987 votes this time around, their number of seats has also reduced by one. The UNP on the other hand has won 46,556 more votes this time than in 2009.

The UNP which only won two seats from the Moneragala District in 2009, has won five seats this time around.

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