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Jakarta Post

Candidates backed by PDI-P lead in Maluku

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, July 10 2008   /  10:14 am

The pair of Karel Albert Ralahalu and Said Assegaf were in the early lead in vote counting for the Maluku gubernatorial elections on Wednesday. Based on the quick counts conducted by the Indonesian Survey Circle (LSI), Ralahalu and Assegaf, endorsed by the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), dominated nearly all polling booths in Maluku with 61.81 percent of the votes. The second position was taken by the Abdullah Tuasikal and Septinus Hematang pair, who are backed by the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) with 26.04 percent, according to The Aziz Samual-Lukas Uwuratuw pair, supported by the United Development Party (PPP), were in third place with 6.15 percent, while in fourth and last were Mohammad Latuconsina and Aduard Frans, who are supported by the Golkar Party, with 6 percent. Eka Kusmayadi of the LSI said the winning fact...