Yes Prime Minister

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Confident of 113 seats in the bag, the Freedom Alliance is now working on strategies to push the number above 120.
Winning the April poll is among the remaining chances President Kumaratunga has to extend her term in power, which technically end in 2005 November.rn

rnIn theory, if the Executive Presidency is abolished after an Alliance victory in the April snap polls, the President would be appointed Prime Minister in the new government, giving her Excellency a further six-years in power.rn

rnHowever, the move to abolish the Executive Presidency will require an amendment to the constitution and a two thirds majority in parliament to get in through. rn

rnMeanwhile, the Alliance is due to release its 2004 election manifesto early next week, current Media and Telecommunications Minister Lakshman Kadiragamar said on Friday. rn

rnParty officials say the manifesto will be build on the five pronged policies outlined in the Alliance Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by the Sri Lanka Freedom Part