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Candidates join gubernatorial election race

  • Dicky Christanto

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, April 17 2008   /  11:17 am

As of Wednesday, two pairs of candidates had officially submitted their registration forms and other required documents to the Bali General Election Commission (KPUD), thus confirming their intent to participate in the upcoming Bali Gubernatorial Election, slated for July 9. The two pairs include the Golkar-backed Cokorda Budi Suryawan, known as CBS, and his running mate Brig.Gen (ret) Nyoman Gede Suwetha, and the duo Gede Winasa and Gusti Bagus Alit Putera, who are backed by the Democrat Party and the Bali Awakening Coalition that comprises several minor political parties. "What makes us determined to participate in the process is that we feel we have what it takes to improve conditions," CBS told reporters Wednesday. KPUD Chairman AA Ngurah Oka Wisnumurti said the KPUD would verify the authenticity of documents handed over by the before declaring both p...