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Papua councilors recommend revision in local election system

  • Nethy Dharma Somba

    The Jakarta Post

Jayapura | Sun, February 19 2012 | 11:59 am

PREMIUM Politicians have called for elections in Papua to revert a parliamentarian system, out of fears that the current direct voting system, while more democratic, may trigger social violence.

“Many people have fallen as casualties in the lead-up to the elections in several regencies in Papua. I call from the respected [legislative] council for the violence to be brought to an end,” Papua Leg...