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JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The Indonesian government has postponed Sept. 23 regional elections until at least December because of the coronavirus pandemic.
President Joko Widodo signed a government regulation in lieu of law on Monday, and it was published late Tuesday.
The Election Commission earlier decided to postpone preparations for the elections after a number of organizers got sick with COVID-19.
”Postponing this year’s regional elections was the most viable option to avoid COVID-19 from further spreading to rural areas,” the head of the commission, Arif Budiman, said in a statement.
The elections in 270 regions across the archipelago nation will choose nine governors, 37 mayors and 224 district chiefs. At least 105 million people are eligible to vote.
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Indonesia, home to nearly 270 million, has recorded a total of 12,071 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 872 fatalities as of Tuesday.
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