Acehnese regional election, 2006

Acehnese regional election, 2006

Regional elections were held in Aceh on 11 December 2006 after a peace treaty had been signed between the government of Indonesia and the Free Aceh Movement on 15 August 2005, ending the Insurgency in Aceh. [ [ 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 Yusuf and Mohammad Nazar, supported by much of the Free Aceh Movement.
* Humam Hamid and Hasbi Abdullah of the United Development Party.
* Abdul Malik Raden and Sayed Fuad Zakaria of Golkar.
* Azwar Abubakar and Mohamad Nasir Djamil, National Trust Party and Prosperous Justice Party.
* Dr Ghazali Abas Adan and Salahuddin Al Fata, independents.
* Lieutenant-General (Retired) Tamlicha Ali, Reformation Star Party. [ Irwandi Sets To Be Aceh Governor In 2007] , "Bernama", 2006-12-12]


A sample poll by the Indonesia Survey Institute showed former rebel leader Irwandi Yusuf leading on a turnout of 85%.

*Yusuf: 39%
*Hamid: 16%
*Malik Raden: 14%
*Abubakar: 11%
*Abas Adan: 7%
*Tamlicha: 4%

Final results were made public on 29 December 2006: [ [ Former rebel Irwandi Yusuf wins Aceh election for governor] , "People's Daily", 2006-12-29]

*Yusuf: 38.20%
*Hamid: 16.62%
*Malik Raden: ??% (third place)


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