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President undecided on contesting polls

President Maithripala Sirisena has said that he had not decided if he will contest the next Presidential elections.

The Hindu quoted Sirisena as telling reporters in New Delhi today that none of the political parties have selected candidates.

Asked if he had plans to contest the election the President said that he was in no hurry to decide.

“I am not in a hurry to make up my mind,” he said. 

He also said that the Presidential elections will likely take place on December 7.