The Central Elections Commission (KPU) is granting special license to the island of Bali to reschedule the timing for the coming "open campaign" to reflect the special requirements of the island's residents.
National rules for campaigning stipulate that the active campaign period for all the political parties will run for 21 days from March 16 until April 5, 2009. However, the celebration of the Galungan, Kuningan and Nyepi holidays specific to Bali would effectively reduce the time for active campaigning to only 14 days.
Responding to Bali's special circumstances, Sri Nuryanti, the Chairwoman of the Central Working Group for Campaigning from the KPU, told Kompas, "we agree that the permission for three parties to campaign on any one day of the campaign period be expanded to five to six parties on any single day for Bali.
[Presidential Elections July 8, 2009 ]
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