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Jakarta Post

East Manggarai voters cast ballots for regent, governor

  • Markus Makur

    The Jakarta Post

East Manggarai   /   Wed, June 27, 2018   /   04:03 pm
East Manggarai voters cast ballots for regent, governor From media to politics: East Manggarai regent candidate Frans Sarong (left), a former ‘Kompas’ journalist,approaches the ballot box on Wednesday at the Kota NdoraTPS 06 polling station in Kota Ndora subdistrict, Borong district, East Nusa Tenggara. (JP/Markus Makur)

Voters in East Manggarai, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), showed upon Wednesday to cast their ballots at 510 polling stations (TPS) to vote for their new East Manggarai and East Nusa Tenggara leaders.

Five candidate pairs are contesting in the East Manggarai regental election, while four candidate pairs are contesting the East Nusa Tenggara gubernatorial election.

At the MabakoTPS 06 polling station in Watunggene subdistrict, Kota KotaKomba district, the chairman of the local election organizer,Fersianus Ado, officially opened the ballot at 7 a.m. local time.

Candidate Frans Sarong was seen casting his vote at the Kota Ndora TPS 06 in Kota Ndorasubdistrict, Borong district.

A former Kompas journalist, Fransand his running mate Kasmir Donare backed by the Golkar Party and Gerindra.(swa/ebf)