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Monthly Archives: May 2010

Medan Mayoral election round one announced

Eventually, Medan city’s KPUD announced the official recapitulation result of Medan Mayoral election’s first round. Please refer to the Waspada Online‘s article below.

Medan Mayoral election round one announced


MEDAN – Medan city’s local General Election Commission or KPUD officially announced Monday (May 17) recapitulation of vote counting over May 12 Mayoral election held in Grand Angkasa hotel, in Medan.

The announcement is carried out through an open plenary meeting which was attended by the City’s consultative leadership board or Muspida. Read more of this post


Still, KPU need to evaluate the election performance

MEDAN | May 15, 2010 – Despite great number of state budget allocated for the regional head direct election for Medan city, North Sumatera province, however concerns about escalating of blank voters failed to be anticipated.

As remarked by North Sumatera University’s (USU) political analyst Ridwan Rangkuti, before the May 12 Medan Mayoral election, abstain voters potentially remain at 40 percent of total electors registered in the eligible voters list.

The prediction is quite right since it was informed that certainly 30 percent of potential elector list not punching the ballot in the poll stations. Read more of this post

Anticipating conflicts during direct regional elections

I found this article is interesting and linked with Pilkada.  I hopefully to find this inspiring us all. Happy reading. 🙂

Anticipating conflicts during direct regional elections
The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Tue, 12/28/2004 8:51 AM | Opinion

Didik Supriyanto, Jakarta

Entering 2005, the nation will again be facing a new political phase with the direct elections of regional heads (pilkada) as a follow-up to the coming into force of Law No.32/2004 on regional administrations in October 2004.

This is indeed a very difficult choice. On the one hand, Law No.32/2004 — particularly (pilkada) provisions — obviously contains various weaknesses so that as a legal basis for the elections it is very vulnerable. On the other hand, direct regional elections have become an inevitable political demand, not only to respect local people’s rights but also to reduce corruption and the manipulation of aspirations so far practiced.
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