The signing of the Helsinski Peace Agreement on 15 August 2005 has ended many years of violence in Indonesia's eastern most Province of Aceh, and since then people in the province have been enjoying a peaceful life.
This peaceful situation was confirmed after Irawadi Yusuf, an independent candidate supported by former separatist GAM, won the Governor election on December 2006, and the Aceh Party (reincarnation of GAM) won the provincial parliamentary elections in 2009.
And then there was a verdict of the Constitutional Court
on December 2010 which determined that independent candidates may be
nominated as candidates in the 2011/2012 Governor and Regents elections.
The Court's reason was to provide opportunity for not-political party
backed candidates to be nominated, and the fact that more than 50 % of
the Regents and Governor were independent candidates.
verdict was protested by the Aceh Party who said that independent
candidates can only be nominated in the 2006 election, after that all
candidates should be nominated by political parties.
election commission plan to implement the Constitutional Court's
verdict, therefore the Aceh Party said that it will boycott the elections.
In recent months, there has been lots of shootings
that have killed 13 people and wounding 13 others. According to the
Coordinating Minister of Politics, Laws and Security General Djoko
Suyanto this violence is related to the Regional Election in Aceh.
Due to this violence, there is a possibility that the regional election in Aceh will be postponed.
the above, I hope that the central government in Jakarta, the general
election commission and all the parties in Aceh would seat down together
and find the best solution acceptable by all the political parties,
including the Aceh party.