Jakarta Praised for Peaceful Election, Observed by 29 Embassies

Jakarta Praised for Peaceful Election, Observed by 29 Embassies


Jakarta — There was strong international interesting in the second round of the Jakarta gubernatorial election, with 29 embassies having sent delegations directly observe the voting process on Wednesday (19/04). The delegations which were embedded with General Election Commission (KPU) teams, sought to witness and learn about regional elections in Indonesia. It is the third time the KPU put together such a program, with the previous being during the simultaneous regional elections in the capital and various provinces and districts around the country on Feb 15. The KPU set up three teams to observe the election in the capital on Wednesday. One of the foreign dignitaries was Sri Lanka ambassador Damas Parera, who was embedded with a team lead by KPU chairman Arif Budiman. The team visited polling four stations, among them those at a subsidized apartment complex in Kampung Pulo in Bidara Cina, East Jakarta; the Pondok Bambu Women’s Penitentiary in Duren Sawit, East Jakarta; and Cipto Magunkusumo State Hospital in Central Jakarta. The Indonesian people are so democratic, full of respects, with the process of democracy,” Ambassador Perea said. “What we see today is a reflection of democracy in this country.” He thanked the KPU for allowing his team to witness the election.

Sources: thejakartaglobe