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Jakarta Post

KPU blasted for looming election disruption

  • Andra Wisnu and Dicky Christanto


JAKARTA   /   Fri, March 20 2009   /  10:22 am

A coalition of civil society groups have lambasted the General Elections Commission (KPU) for being too slow in making preparations for the general elections. Jeirry Sumampauw of the Indonesian Voters Committee (JPPR) said here Thursday that the KPU should immediately identify potential disruptions to the upcoming elections in order to avoid a “worst-case scenario”. “The KPU should make a list of identified problems and then present them before the public. They should also insert the alternative solutions in the list so people will know what solutions are still available,” Jeirry told a press conference in Jakarta. He said the KPU were facing at least two big problems right now, namely the late distribution of election materials and the possibility of the manipulation of voter lists. “The KPU should explain to the government and to the public why these pr...