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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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2010 Pilkada: Rudolf vs KPUD

MEDAN, APR.6, 2010 – Post disqualification over Rudolf Pardede in the Medan Mayor’s election bid, his name keep to be spotlighted in Medan city mass media headline. The controversial elimination acted by city’s regional elections commission (as usually called KPUD) trigger a question among Medan people whether KPUD is controlled by other sides to tackle Rudolf Pardede. Will KPUD scuttle movement of the former North Sumatera Governor and current provincial senator who left the position for 2010-2015 Medan Mayor chair?

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It’s not only an ordinary Pilkada!

MEDAN, Mar.19, 2010 – The electoral number draw for candidates who will join the battle in the 2010 regional head election for Medan Mayor has initiated the of politics war instead [what experts usually called as] celebration of democracy. Ridiculous dispute and schoolboy mistake that happen among the authorities has blown up the fog during the regional election ‘Pemilihan Kepala Daerah’ (or called as Pilkada).

2010 Pilkada, anyway, almost like the Europe soccer club for offering something new and even big contrast with former elections held in this country. The extraordinaries inspire me to imitate a salesman style brochure to itemise them in this blog post. 🙂 Read more of this post

Politics Domino behind acting Medan Mayor Resignation

2010 Pilkada likely to fail

The direct general election for regional scope which is publicly known as Pilkada planned to be held in Indonesia’s regions (both for provinces and districts) this year, in 2010, potentially unable to represent people’s right to vote conciusness-based future regional head.

Poor ethic acted by the prospective candidates spoil their image among the potential voters and no doubt would increase the blank voter number, the politic analyst Ridwan Rangkuti said,and felt sure to predict abstain voter will be 40 percent of total temporary voter list for 2010 Pilkada in Medan city, as cited from news portal Waspada Online.

No wonder why Rangkuti expresses his certainty over Pilkada failure regarding recent abuse cases mostly supporting the prediction. Read more of this post