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Earlier today, the chairman of Indonesia's election commission (KPU) announced that the government has decided to make April 9, the polling day for the upcoming parliamentary elections, a public holiday to encourage all voters to cast their ballot.
This announcement which confirms our forecast of last summer (2008-08-11).
Note however, that, on the same day, the General Elections Commission agreed to let the 2 districts of East Flores and Lembata, in East Nusa Tenggara Province, delay holding national legislative elections, until April 14, following protests from local residents (2009-01-12) that the April 9 polls fall during the holy week.
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