Women’s Coalition protests money politics

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Women’s Coalition protests money politics

Female legislative candidates grouped under the Women’s Coalition staged a rally on Saturday to protest rampant vote-buying during the recent legislative election, which they say caused many female candidates to lose.

“Our hard work was for nothing because we didn’t have money to buy votes,” said Meylina Wonatorey, a candidate from Golkar Party for the Papua Council, said in the rally in front of Aston Hotel, Jayapura, where the provincial elections commission was counting the vote.

Meylina said the coalition had also found many votes cast for female candidates had not been counted.

She said the organization had evidence of the irregularities in the vote count and would bring the evidence to the Constitutional Court after the elections commission completed the counting.

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