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How to Win the Referendum

By Sanjayan Rajasingham - Thu Nov 09, 9:36 pm

Photo courtesy Sri Lanka Brief

A Tale of Two Constitutions

Every country has two constitutions: a “legal constitution” and a “political constitution”. The focus for the past two years has been on the legal constitution. If the government is serious about introducing a new constitution and winning a referendum it must now shift its focus to the political constitution.

A constitution answers a series of question about the State. Is it unitary or federal? Which is more powerful, Parliament or the Executive? What rights do minorities have?…

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