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Jakarta Post

Megawati demands close watch on polls

  • Slamet Susanto and Ni Komang Erviani


YOGYAKARTA/DENPASAR   /   Sun, March 22 2009   /  09:36 am

Power of the Red Bulls: Thousands of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle supporters stay put despite the downpour to listen to the speech made by the party chairwoman Megawati Soekarnoputri at Denggung square in Sleman, Yogyakarta, on Saturday. JP/Tarko Sudiarno On Saturday Megawati Soekarnoputri was in Yogyakarta warning of systemic vote rigging in the upcoming legislative elections, while President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and his Democratic Party entourage were rallying in Bali, a stronghold of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P). Following the recent revelations by her party of fraud in the registered voters’ list, Megawati, leader of PDI-P, urged all cadres and volunteers to keep a close eye on the polls at all levels, up to and including the final tally by the General Election Commission (KPU). “How can  democracy work when some have ...