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Sirisena orders Sri Lanka’s parliament to reconvene on Nov 14

Sri Lanka’s president Maithripala Sirisena has ordered parliament to reconvene on November 14th, more than two weeks since he appointed Mahinda Rajapaksa as prime minister.

An official gazette notification issued this morning made the announcement, as both Mahinda Rajapaksa and Ranil Wickremesinghe tussle for a majority in Sri Lanka’s parliament. Both men claim to be prime minister and have been involved in negotiations with lawmakers, amidst a series of crossovers to Rajapaksa.

Western governments and the United Nations have all called for parliament to reconvene immediately.

See more from Al Jazeera here and Reuters here.