- Acehnese regional election, 2006
Regional elections were held in
Acehon 11 December 2006after a peace treaty had been signed between the government of Indonesiaand the Free Aceh Movementon 15 August 2005, ending the Insurgency in Aceh. [ [http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/JAK85748.htm Indonesia to kick off landmark poll campaign in Aceh] , " Reuters", 2006-11-22]
There were eight pairs of candidates for the governor and deputy governor posts:
Irwandi Yusufand Mohammad Nazar, supported by much of the Free Aceh Movement.
Humam Hamidand Hasbi Abdullahof the United Development Party.
Abdul Malik Radenand Sayed Fuad Zakariaof Golkar.
Azwar Abubakarand Mohamad Nasir Djamil, National Trust Partyand Prosperous Justice Party.
Ghazali Abas Adanand Salahuddin Al Fata, independents.
* Lieutenant-General (Retired)
Tamlicha Ali, Reformation Star Party. [http://www.bernama.com.my/bernama/v3/news.php?id=235821 Irwandi Sets To Be Aceh Governor In 2007] , " Bernama", 2006-12-12]
A sample poll by the
Indonesia Survey Instituteshowed former rebel leader Irwandi Yusuf leading on a turnout of 85%.
*Malik Raden: 14%
*Abas Adan: 7%
Final results were made public on
29 December 2006: [ [http://english.people.com.cn/200612/29/eng20061229_336913.html Former rebel Irwandi Yusuf wins Aceh election for governor] , " People's Daily", 2006-12-29]
*Malik Raden: ??% (third place)
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