Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Papua provincial district of Yahukimo should postpone vote casting in 35 subdistricts from the earlier schedule of April 9, because ballots had not arrived at the locations, the General Election Commission (KPU) commissioner said.

"Ballot papers cannot be sent to areas in Yahukimo District due to bad weather. Cargo airplane had started flying there, but bad weather had forced the airplane to return to the capital of Yahukimo District," the KPU commissioner, Hadar Nafis Gumay, said here on Tuesday night.

The polling logistics supplies, including the ballots, were flown by using the civilian and military aircraft to the locations. On the way, however, bad weather prevented the airplane from heading to the locations.

According to Hadar Nafis, the KPU personnel will resume sending the logistics materials for the polling day on the morning of Wednesday, April 9, if the weather was good.

The casting of votes will be conducted soon after the ballots arrived in the locations, the KPU commissioner added.

Indonesia will hold a legislative election on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, and a presidential election on July 9, 2014.

Twelve national political parties will participate in the legislative election, namely the National Democratic Party (Nasdem), the Nations Awakening Party (PKB), the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), the Indonesian Democratic Party Struggle (PDIP), the Golkar Party (Golkar) and the Great Indonesia Movement (Gerindra)

Also included in the lineup are the Democratic Party (Demokrat), the National Mandate Party (PAN), the United Development Party (PPP), the Peoples Conscience Party (Hanura), the Crescent and Star Party (PBB) and the Indonesian Justice and Unity Party (PKPI). (*)

Editor: Heru Purwanto
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