Sunday, April 13, 2008

elections in West Java

Today for the very first time the people of West Java can directly elect a pair of Governor and Vice-Governor. Too bad these three pairs did not hire some good graphic designers, now Bandung suffers of visual pollution, in their enthusiasm the teams of these pairs have put posters and banners on every spot - from the Jalan Braga corner to the angkot (i.e. minibus) station and far beyond. Now it seems just an all male beauty contest: a set of names&faces with a slogan and a number. Appearantly the first pair represents Golkar Party and the Democratic Party (the party of the President), Danny is incumbent Governor. Of the second pair Agum Gumelar and hus running mate Nu'man Abdul are nominated by the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P, the party of former President Megawati Soekarnoputri), United Development Party (PPP) and the National Awakening Party (PKB - the party of former President Abdurrahman Wahid, better known as Gus Dur). Ahmad and Dede, the third pair, are nominated by the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) and National Mandate Party (PAN).

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