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Provisional ballots only allowed for presidential poll

  • Karina M. Tehusijarana

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, January 11 2019   /  01:05 am

The House of Representatives and the General Elections Commission (KPU) finally wrapped up on Thursday talks on the 2019 election mechanisms, after agreeing on the last contentious article in the election regulations (PKPU) regarding provisional ballots.

“Thank God, everything has been completed,” KPU chairman Arief Budiman told reporters after the meeting with House Commission II on Thursday.

Commission II, which oversees home affairs, and the KPU have discussed the PKPU, which regulates, among other things, the requirements for voting in the legislative and presidential elections, the maximum number of voters in each polling station, and the order in which the votes will be counted, since August but only agreed on all of the PKPU’s articles on Thursday.

The final article that had caused prolonged debate between lawmakers and the election organizers was regar...