More than 1,000 health protocol violations recorded halfway through December polls

More than 1,000 health protocol violations recorded halfway through December polls

The Jakarta Post-News·2020-11-14 05:00

With only a month left for candidates to campaign for the 2020 simultaneous regional elections, the Elections Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) has recorded more than 1,000 health protocol violations as candidates hosted face-to-face campaign events during the first month of campaigning. The agency found a total of 1,315 violations involving an undisclosed number of candidates or supporters during in-person campaign events from Sept. 26 to Nov. 4. Violations included ignoring social distancing rules and the gathering of more than 50 attendees in one campaign venue -- all were in violation of a General Elections Commission (KPU) regulation. “The data shows that candidates still preferred in-person campaign events. And throughout the past 40 days of campaigning, several of them, along with their supporters, seemed to forget that they’re also in the middle of the COVID-19 ...

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