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Tamil kingmakers forced out of Sri Lanka vote: monitors

Sri Lankans voted in presidential elections but minority Tamils who could tip the balance in the tight race were forced out of the ballot by Tiger rebels and sporadic violence, poll monitors said. The People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) said Tamil Tiger rebels had clearly signalled that Tamils, despite their kingmaker status in the two-horse race between two majority Sinhalese candidates, should not vote. Full Story

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