Friday, March 6, 2009

Skywatch Friday Post: The Election Sky





With the general election only about a month away, Indonesian skies and airwaves are nowadays saturated with different flags, banners, and a lot of other kinds of advertisements touting the political parties and candidates for the national and local legislative bodies.

Since the fall of Suharto (The New Order) regime and Reform of 1998, Indonesia has become the world's third largest democracy after India and the United States. The Election of 2009 is the third free election held since 1998, and the second direct presidential election. 34 national political parties are going to take part in the current election. In addition to this, 6 local parties are aslo going to take part in the election at the special territory of Aceh Province in the northern tip of Sumatra island. The legislative election is scheduled for 9 April, whereas the presidential election is going to be held in July after the members of the legislative bodies are elected and sworn in.

This post is Bandung Daily Photo's participation in the Skywatch Friday meme. To see other participants' posts from around the world, please follow the link.

7 comments:

Dina said...

That is an inspiring photograph, Eki.
It, and your words, give hope.

Flags, what a nice way to campaign.

Louise said...

That is a wonderful sky! All the flags and banners give it a festive air.

uncleawang said...

Election fever eh!!!!that what happening in some parts in Malaysia this April (By election).

the donG said...

good luck and i hope that it'll be peaceful.

Catherine said...

2009 will be a decisive year about elections.
Nice picture to illustrate. These flags brings hope.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

Eki, very nice photo. I think i like the flags better than the campaign signs we see.

Babooshka said...

Fascinating. Other peoples Politcal Landscapes are of interest to me with my partner being an Illustrator and the BBC'S Political Cartoonist. The image does harbour hope.