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Bali Campaigning to be Limited

Political Parties in Bali Agree to Only 12 Active Campaign Days Prior to April 9 Legislative Elections

(3/9/2014) Bali Daily (The Jakarta Post) reports that while the Bali General Election Commission (KPUD) has allocated 21 days for election campaigning between March 16 and April 5 in the run up to the legislative elections scheduled for April 9, 2014, only 12 days will actually be used for campaign activities.

An agreement between political parties and the Provincial Election Commission (KPUD) has stipulated that no campaigning will occur during the five days from March 28 until April 1, 2104 in deference to Hindu New Year celebrations in Bali.

Kadek Wirati the KPUD Commission in Bali said: “We have also agreed not to organize any campaigns on March 25, April 2 and 4. Furthermore, on April 5, all political parties and candidates will participate in a joint prayer ceremony, so there will be no campaigning on that day. Totally, there will be nine days that the political parties and candidates will not use for campaigning.”

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