Election violence suspends Indonesia local election

Aug. 4, 2011, midnight

Local elections in Puncak regency, Papua, Indonesia were suspended on Tuesday after clashes between supporters of rival local candidates left 17 people dead. The district, which was recently created, was scheduled to hold local elections on November 9. The violence took place during registration period, and was sparked when two candidates registered with sponsorship from the same political party.

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