Thu, 26 Jun 2003

Beratha to seek reelection

DENPASAR, Bali: Bali Governor Dewa Made Beratha has registered for the gubernatorial election, a committee member said on Wednesday.

Gde Indria, a member of the gubernatorial election, said Beratha had submitted his registration form before the deadline on Wednesday.

Beratha will run against former Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency (IBRA) chairman Putu Ary Suta, IGN Santoso, I Gede Wiratha and Anak Agung Ngurah Oka Ratmadi.

The committee has also received forms from Usdek Maharipa, I Gusti Bagus Yudhara, Wayan Nuastha, Wayan Suwandi, I Ketut Robin, I Gede Ngurah Wididana and Putu Agung Suradnyana, who will run for the deputy gubernatorial position.

Eligible candidates will be announced on June 30 following an administrative examination. All factions at the legislature will be given time between July 2 and July 10 to select their gubernatorial candidates and running mates.

The date for the election has not been decided yet. -- Antara