'Women's issues have been ignored in Jakarta elections': Observer
The Jakarta gubernatorial elections have been relatively quiet when it comes to women's issues, according to the Institute for National Strategic Studies (LKSN) chief Irwan Suhanto.
None of the candidates or their teams, or the political parties supporting them, had come up with ways to draw attention to women's issues during the campaign process, he said.
"There are actually more women voting in the upcoming elections than men," Irwan said on Wednesday, as quoted by kompas.com.
Irwan said that it was up to the candidates to attract female voters.
Similarly, the Jakarta General Elections Commission (KPU) has a role in ensuring that women vote.
Not doing so could risk having a lot of women abstain from voting.(png/iwa)