The two sets of candidates vying for the job of Bali’s Governor and Deputy Governor are scheduled to participate in televised debates in the period leading up to island-wide elections on May 15, 2013.
The State News Agency Antara quotes the chairman of the working committee on campaign from Bali’s Election Commission (KPU-Bali), Dewa Kade Wiarsa Raka Sandi, who said, “According to the rules of KPU, up to five separate televised debates between are permitted, but it has been decided to limit the number of debates to just three.”
The KPU-Bali representative told the press that the televised debates will involve both local and national television channels with debates scheduled to be broadcast on May 4, 7 and 10, 2013.
“The first debate will take place on May 4th in cooperation with TV One. Then, on May 7th the debate will involve local television stations of TVRI, Bali TV and Dewata TV. The last opportunity (for a debate) will be on May 10th facilitated by Metro TV,” explained Raka Sandi.
Each debate is planned to last 1.5 hours, outside additional time for any sponsoring advertisements. The debates will include national and regional panelists who will pose questions to the candidates.
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