Ranil Wickremesinghe, the prime minister of Sri Lanka, has been sworn in as acting president as the nation struggles with economic hardship and turmoil.
He succeeds Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who left for Singapore following unprecedented large-scale riots in which the presidential palace was seized by protesters.
A curfew was broken by protesters who wanted to celebrate his resignation at night.
Sri Lanka’s economy is in disarray as a result of a severe lack of food, gasoline, and other necessities.
Beginning on Saturday, MPs will begin the process of choosing a new president, with a vote likely to occur within a week.
Due to the majority held by the governing party, MPs are anticipated to support Mr. Wickremesinghe, who has ties to the Rajapaksa family.
But whether the people of Sri Lanka will accept
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