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Ministry shares population
data with KPU

As part of the preparation for the 2014 general elections, the Home Ministry has handed over the most up-to-date aggregate population data (DAK) to the General Elections Commission (KPU).

“We received the list from the Home Ministry yesterday,” KPU commissioner Ferry Kurnia Rizkiyansyah said in Jakarta on Friday.

According to Ferry, the list, which contains data on 251.86 million citizens, will also be used by the commission to draft the seat allocations for the House of Representatives for the 2014-2019 period.

The list, he said, would then be matched by the KPU with statistics from the electronic identity card (e-ID) data to draft voter lists.

“The e-ID data eases our task because we can easily single out eligible voters from the total number of citizens provided by the DAK,” Ferry said.

The commission is currently gearing up to make sure that election stages run on time. It is still holding factual verification of 34 political parties. Its results will be announced on Jan. 8 or 9, next year at the latest.

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