Aceh Preliminary Report
11 April 2012
The Political Campaign
The campaign atmosphere was lively throughout Aceh. During the scheduled campaign period
candidates and their campaign teams posted signs and banners, held rallies and canvassed
districts. Campaign rallies were generally peaceful and held in designated areas specified by
KIP. The strong police presence kept crowds under control and violence to a minimum.
However, competition between candidates was fierce and candidate’s supporters were often
involved in scuffles with opposing supporters. Several confrontations had to be broken up by the
military or police and resulted in multiple hospitalizations.