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Thursday, 17 July 2014 - 12:35 WIB

LOW TURNOUT IN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN PAPUA, BAWASLU SAYS

Peoples participated for the presidential election has decreased (IST)

Peoples participated for the presidential election has decreased (IST)

Peoples participated for the presidential election has decreased (IST)

Peoples participated for the presidential election has decreased (IST)

Jayapura, 16/7 (Jubi) – The Papua Election Supervisory Body (Bawaslu) said poor public information was to blame for the poor turnout in last week’s presidential election.

“This is due to lack of information campaign conducted by the Papua Election Commission, including in Jayapura. According to a report from the field, only about 50 percent of eligible voters voted in the presidential election,” a Bawaslu commissioner, Anugrah Patah said on Wednesday (16/7).

Similar low turnouts were also seen in other regencies like Nabire, where only about 40-45 percent of voters participated.
“We found that the local Election Commission did not have the voter rolls. As a result, many people did not exercise their voting rights because the number of polling stations were not as many as planned or reduced “he added.

KPU Commissioner, Tarwinto suspected, it is likely due to their disappointment on legislative election on April 9.
“In fact, KPU has urged the public to exercise their voting rights,” he added. (Jubi / Arjuna)/ Tina)

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