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All parties agree that the 2024 election will not be postponed and will proceed according to schedule

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By: Ahmad Dzul Ilmi Muis)* 

All parties have agreed that the 2024 election democratic party will not be postponed and can proceed according to the agreed schedule. Because the smoothness of the election itself will also have a very good effect on all elements of society in the country.

There are many impacts that could occur if it turns out that the 2024 Election is declared to be postponed and does not go according to the set schedule, therefore, many parties will then very firmly reject this discourse. How could it not be, the article is that if the General Election is postponed, then this will clearly collide with the 1945 Constitution.

The Director General (Dirjen) of Politics and Public Administration (Polpum) of the Indonesian Ministry of Home Affairs (Kemendagri), Bahtiar ensured that the democratic General Election (Election) party would be held according to the applicable and agreed schedule, namely on the upcoming 14 February 2024.

All preparations have also been carried out by many stakeholders including the Election organizers and also the legal instruments. Not to be left behind, the Government of the Republic of Indonesia (RI) has also committed to support funding for the running of the democratic party.

So that not only election organizers are ready to carry out the democratic party, but according to Bahtiar all parties outside the organizers are also very ready to welcome the 2024 election.

The Government of the Republic of Indonesia itself, at least in the last 3 (three) years, has done many things related to preparations for holding a democratic party. The General Election Commission (KPU) itself has also carried out a lot of recruitment processes from various levels including at the sub-district and village levels. All of these things are done in order to continue to support the success of the election.

Regarding the funding for the democratic party, Bahtiar explained that the KPU already has efforts and innovations to be able to make budget savings so that everything will be sufficient.

The Ministry of Home Affairs even ensures that the entire process of national development as well as regional development will continue to run smoothly during the Election and the process can be carried out smoothly too. His party asked the local Regional Government (Pemda) to be able to maintain the inflation rate and also continue to monitor and strive for economic growth amidst the current world economic turmoil. When the implementation of elections can be successful, of course all parties will be able to feel the results.

Meanwhile, Chair of the Republic of Indonesia’s People’s Legislative Council (DPR RI), Puan Baharni also emphasized that the holding of the 2024 elections would proceed according to schedule. In fact, during the Plenary Meeting, his party agreed to ratify Government Regulation in Lieu of Law (Perppu) Number 1 of 2022 concerning amendments to Law (UU) Number 7 of 2017 concerning Elections to be ratified into law.

On another occasion, Member of the General Elections Commission (KPU), August Mellaz also ensured that all stages and preparations for the implementation of the 2024 Election had gone well.

Therefore, with all the stages underway and well-prepared, he is very confident that the General Election will indeed be held on time, namely on the upcoming 14 February 2024. Moreover, previously the Election Perppu had indeed been ratified by the Indonesian Parliament to become a law.

According to August, with the ratification of this regulation by the DPR RI, it is able to become concrete evidence to be able to resolve the many issues regarding the postponement of the 2024 elections which have been widely circulated in the public and provoked pros and cons in society.

With the existence of the Election Law, the KPU member hopes that the existence of this regulation will be able to convince the public that indeed the implementation of the democratic party will be carried out according to schedule, because indeed all the legal instruments are also complete.

It should be noted that some of the dynamics that have occurred so far such as the decision from the Central Jakarta District Court (PN) which actually won the claim from the Prima Party to be able to postpone the election, all of which have been followed up by the KPU.

It is hoped that the many dynamics that have occurred in the country as well as various issues regarding the postponement of the General Election will not interfere with anything in the process and the running of all stages of the Election. In fact, August emphasized that even though there are parties who don’t like it, it is the KPU’s obligation to continue to oversee the General Election so that it remains on track and on time.

Therefore, it is very important to have timeliness in carrying out the 2024 Election democratic party. Indeed, all parties have ensured that the elections will not be postponed at all and will go according to schedule.

)* The author is an alumnus of FISIP Unair 

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