KPU Affirms 2024 Election As Scheduled, Government Supports Appeal of Central Jakarta District Court’s Decision
Jakarta — The Indonesian KPU has confirmed that in order for the 2024 Election to remain according to schedule and plans, the Government then also fully supports the KPU’s appeal against the Central Jakarta District Court Decision.
The President of the Republic of Indonesia (RI), Joko Widodo (Jokowi) fully supports the appeal made by the General Elections Commission (KPU RI).
It is known that the KPU has confirmed its efforts to appeal the decision of the Central Jakarta District Court (PN) which decided that there should be a postponement of the 2024 elections.
According to Jokowi, the decision has clearly raised pros and cons, but the government still insists on supporting the KPU’s appeal.
“And indeed it is a controversy that raises pros and cons, but the Government also supports the KPU to appeal,” he said.
Not only that, but the Head of State also emphasized that the Government has a strong commitment so that the stages of the 2024 Election can be carried out properly and go according to plan.
This is because so far the entire preparation of the budget has been well prepared.
“The preparation of the budget has also been well prepared, we hope that the election stages will continue,” Jokowi added.
In the same vein, the Coordinating Minister for Politics, Law and Security (Menko Polhukam), Mahfud MD also gave full support to the KPU RI’s efforts to appeal the Central Jakarta District Court’s decision.
“Yes, (KPU) has also announced an appeal, we support it,” he said.
He even explained that the decision from the Central Jakarta District Court which sentenced the KPU to postpone the elections was a form of the judges’ lack of understanding of the grouping of legal knowledge.
“I think the judges don’t understand a very basic legal taxonomy. All jurists, all those who know law, especially those who know the taxonomy of legal science, stated that (the decision) was horribly wrong,” said Mahfud MD.
According to him, the implementation of the General Election was not the authority of the PN at all, so their decision could not be implemented.
Furthermore, issues regarding election results should be the authority of the Constitutional Court, and the initial election process should be the authority of PTUN and Bawaslu.
“The rooms are different. In matters of election, the courts are not district courts, but there is an MK if the election results are already in place, and if the initial process is PTUN or Bawaslu. That’s already the law, “explained Mahfud MD.
Previously, the Central Jakarta District Court had granted a lawsuit from the Prima Party to the KPU not to carry out the remaining stages of the 2024 Election.
Then, the KPU RI is also preparing files for filing an appeal after receiving a copy of the Central Jakarta District Court Decision.
Head of the KPU’s Legal Advocacy and Dispute Resolution Bureau, Andi Krisna, stated that his party had handed over the appeal memory to the Central Jakarta District Court clerk on Friday (10/3).
“We have received the deed of the appeal request, so that the KPU has conveyed the entire process or substance of the appeal documents,” he said.