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Indonesia poll Apr 17

Published : Wednesday, 17 April, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 50

JAKARTA, Apr 16: Indonesia, a nation made up of 17,000 islands, will hold the biggest, most complex one-day elections in the world on 17 April. The elections in India are bigger in number but are held over a comparatively relaxed period of six weeks.
A total of 192.8 million Indonesians are registered to vote with more than half aged 40 or under in what is the world's third-largest democracy after India and the US. In a country where democracy is also relatively young, elections are a colourful and celebratory affair, described locally as "pesta demokrasi", or "democracy party".    -REUTERS



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