Jayapura, 22/4 (Jubi) – The Papua Election Commission (KPU Papua) confirmed that a plenary meeting to open the recapitulation of votes from the April 9 legislative elections would be held on Thursday (24/4) at Aston Hotel, Jayapura City.
KPU Papua chairman Adam Arisoy said the plenary would involve all local election commissions in Papua.
“Yes, the time is fixed. But before the commission holds the plenary, the Papua Police will invite the Election Monitoring Board, the Election Commission and the representative of Indonesian Army to sit together,” Arisoi said on Tuesday (22/4).
He said the plenary is scheduled for four days. But as the fourth day of plenary is Sunday, the commission would ask recommendation from the Election Monitoring Board for additional day.
“The commission actually has no problems working on a Sunday, but because the majority of Papuans are Christians, we must be respect Sunday as the day of prayer,” he said.
The Papua Police Chief, Inspector General Tito Karnivian said the police had discussed the technicalities of security with the Election Commission. “The plenary meeting will be completed within a week maximum. We will provide security. Whatever the results are, candidates should help calm the situation, because it’s impossible for all candidates to be elected. We hope the people also help maintain security. (Jubi/Arjuna/rom)