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Provinces, regencies holding elections in 2020 ‘highly vulnerable’ to disruption

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Jakarta   /   Wed, February 26, 2020   /  01:59 pm
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A volunteer shows a ballot for a regional election at the General Elections Commission office in Makassar, South Sulawesi, in 2018.(ANTARA/Darwin Fatir)

All nine provinces and many regencies that will hold local elections in September are vulnerable to disruption, according to the Elections Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu). The agency urged stakeholders to devise policies and strategies to maintain public order. An index released by Bawaslu on Tuesday reveals that the nine provinces and 48 regencies are highly prone to disruption in the 2020 regional elections. The Elections Vulnerability Index is an early warning instrument to prevent any disruption and violations in elections. “We hope that all stakeholders will utilize it to improve their election monitoring policies, programs and strategies,” Bawaslu head Abhan said at the launch of the index. On Sept. 23, voters will elect leaders in nine provinces, 224 regencies and 37 cities. The 2020 index identifies the election vulnerability in these 270 regions based on d...