Maintaining harmony and peace in the country ahead of the April 17 elections is important, according to Vice President Jusuf Kalla.
“Bali is a place where religion and culture go hand in hand. General elections basically share similarity with the philosophy of Balinese holy day celebrations. General Elections are forms of evaluation of the leaders’ performance during their five-year administration. The concept is same as the philosophy of holy days, including Nyepi (Bali Day of Silence) celebration of the Saka New Year, namely evaluation, ” Kalla said during National Dharma Santi Nyepi celebration at the Art Center, Denpasar, Bali, Saturday (6/4).