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Indonesia Declares April 9 Public Holiday

Source: Metro TV (Jakarta)
Posted on Tuesday, March 31, 2009


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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