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Sarimuda named as Palembang mayor

  • Ansyor Idrus

    The Jakarta Post

Palembang | Sun, April 14 2013 | 07:37 pm

Palembang City General Elections Commission (KPUD) declared candidate pair Sarimuda-Nelly Rasdiana elected as Palembang mayor and vice mayor for the period 2013-2018, on Sunday, following a mayoral election which took place on April 7.

Sarimuda-Nelly obtained 316,923 votes, or 43.32 percent of the total, defeating their closest competitor, Romi Herton and Harnojoyo, by only eight votes. Romi-Harnojoyo won 316,915 votes or 43.31 percent of the tally. Meanwhile, Mularis Djahri-Husni Thamrin secured 13.36 percent with 97,810 votes.

'€œFrom the result of the vote count and plenary meeting, we declare the candidate pair number 3, Sarimuda and Nelly Rasdiana, elected as Palembang mayor and vice mayor,'€ said KPUD head Eftiyani, adding that the commission would submit the results to Palembang City Legislative Council (DPRD).

Hearing the result of the vote recapitulation, poll witnesses for Romi-Harnojoyo raised objections and refused to sign the recapitulation results.

Eftiyani said the commission was still waiting to see whether the Romi-Harnojoyo team would file a lawsuit on the election results to the Constitutional Court.

'€œIf not, the elected Palembang mayor and vice mayor will be inaugurated on July 21,'€ she said. (asw/ebf)

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