Universal Franchise extended to all people

Universal Franchise extended to all people

Universal Franchise extended to all people

At the first election to the State Council of Ceylon (the unicameral legislature) in June 1931, the universal franchise was extended to all people, to elect 50 members to the legislature.

Ceylon is regarded as the oldest democracy in Asia, with Universal Adult Franchise (right to vote) being extended to both men and women, before it’s independence, and before being extended in many other countries.

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