Indonesian in Dar participated in Presidential Election


? On July 6th, 2014, Indonesia Presidential Election (Pilpres) was held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. As many as 34 persons took part in the democracy party. They came to Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia as the polling station which located in Ali Hassan Mwinyi Road to give their vote. 

On the Election Day, The Indonesian Ambassador to Tanzania who also accredited to Rwanda, Burundi, and Union of the Comoros Zakaria Anshar and his wife also gave their vote. The election ran well as expected. Indonesian who lives in Dar es Salaam was excited to vote for the new president to replace outgoing President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, who will step down in October after 10 years in office.

On July 9th, 2014, the ballots of presidential election collected in Dar es Salaam were counted.  The counting process followed the regulations of presidential elections in Indonesia set by the General Elections Commission (KPU). 

As many as 34 person gave their vote at the embassy while 33 ballots were sent to various regions in Tanzania and also to the accredited country by post such as Zanzibar, Pemba, Moshi, Kilimanjaro, Arusha, Sengerema, Bukoba, Shinyanga, and Kigali (Rwanda). The ballots which sent by post will be counted on July 14th, 2014.