Commission II of House of Representatives Praises S. Sumatra for Smooth Running Regional Election
Date 15 Desember 2020
Commission II of the House of Representatives expressed its appreciation to the South Sumatra Provincial Government for the smooth running of Simultaneous Regional Head Elections.
“Overall, we admit that the last regional elections in South Sumatra, thank God, went well. Thank you Governor Herman Deru for the supervision and guidance,” Deputy Chairman of Commission II Syamsurizal said in a meeting with the ranks of the South Sumatra Provincial Government, Monday (14/12).
Syamsurizal expressed belief that the elections will not trigger new COVID-19 clusters. “God willing, it will not create new clusters, because, during the voting, the people of South Sumatra strictly adhered to health protocols,” he said.
Despite the pandemic, the voter turnout rate in seven regencies/cities in South Sumatra reached 80%, exceeding the national target of 77.5%. “This is a tremendous pride for South Sumatra,” Syamsurizal said.
Commission II also showed appreciation to Herman for maintaining neutrality of State Civil Apparatus (ASN) in the Provincial Government during the elections.
Herman stated that among 17 regencies/cities in the Province, seven of them held the simultaneous regional elections, namely Penukal Abab Lematang Ilir, Ogan Komering Ulu (OKU), South OKU, East OKU, Musi Rawas, North Musi Rawas, and Ogan Ilir.
“In general, the implementation was very conducive. This is felt by the government, security forces, organizers, and the community. The most important thing, the elections were held by still adhering to health protocols,” he said.
Herman stated that from the start, he had warned all parties that these regional elections should not create new COVID-19 clusters and he considered this to be obeyed by the community.
“During working visits to several regencies, in some places, they were very disciplined in the implementation of health protocols according to Governor Regulation Number 37/2020,” he said, adding that the Province has the determination to maintain it as a zero conflict region. (MA/UN) (FI/MMB)