Regional elections run smoothly: KPU

Regional elections run smoothly: KPU

Personnel of polling committee wearing the Balinese typical woven dance clothes were working at the polling station 8 of Banjar Blumbang, Penarungan Village, Badung District in Bali on Wednesday (June 27/2018). (ANTARA photo/Wira Suryantala)

Sidoarjo, E Java (ANTARA News) - The General Election Commission (KPU) has stated that the implementation of the simultaneous elections in 171 regions in the country on Wednesday had been carried out smoothly, and no disruption was reported.

KPU Chairman, Arief Budiman, stated at a press conference during the "Election Visit Program" here on Wednesday that based on his direct monitoring of several regions, implementation of the elections had been carried out smoothly, and regulations had been followed, although not perfectly.

"We monitored the implementation of the elections in 171 regions continuously. We have received no report of disruptions that could threaten the implementation of the elections. There was only one problem in a district in Papua, where the distribution of logistics was late due to a shooting incident on the transportation," he noted.

He admitted that some problems had occurred in several places, which were small, but they had not affected the implementation of the elections.

Sharing his view, the chairman of the East Java chapter of the Election Supervisory Agency, Muhammaf Amin, remarked that based on monitoring of the fields by his staff, no report had been received on the failure of the democratic process in the region.

"There has also been no report on anyone being rejected or hindered from exercising his right," he revealed.