Two Regions Have the Potential to Hold Follow-up Elections

Two Regions Have the Potential to Hold Follow-up Elections

Refugees from flood victims rest at the Jati Wetan Village Hall evacuation post, Kudus, Central Java, Monday (12/2/2024). According to temporary data from the Demak Regency BPBD, as of Monday 12 February 2024 at 08.00 WIB), 20,772 flood victims were still displaced in 49 refugee camps in Demak Regency and 10 refugee camps in Kudus Regency. (BP/Ant)

JAKARTA, – Two regions have the potential to hold follow-up voting in the 2024 elections, namely Demak Regency, Central Java, and Paniai Regency, Central Papua.

Member of the Indonesian KPU, Betty Epsilon Idroos, in Jakarta, quoted from the Antara news agency, Tuesday (13/2), said that her institution was still waiting for the decision of the Demak Regency KPU regarding confirmation of the continuation of voting because the flood disaster which had been going on for almost a week in the area resulted in around 21 thousand people were displaced.

“We asked them for certainty in making a decision and they said that they already had a decision letter that would be submitted to the Indonesian KPU regarding whether they would hold a follow-up election,” said Betty.

So, a decision must be issued from the local KPU, in this case the Demak Regency KPU. “We’ll wait,” he added.

Apart from Demak, Betty said that a follow-up election also had the potential to be implemented in Paniai Regency because the ballot logistics were damaged.

According to him, if there are compelling circumstances then the potential for additional elections will be implemented. “Same (potential follow-up). So, according to the law, it could be due to natural disasters or other disturbances, it could be due to force majeure or compelling circumstances. We’ll see under what conditions, we’ll see. “Even if there is a decision, it is proposed by the sub-district selection committee,” said Betty.

However, he cannot confirm when the next election will be held. “It will be determined according to the time they set. “We’ll get the report first,” he said.

Based on data from the Indonesian KPU, the national level final voter list (DPT) in the 2024 elections is 204,807,222 voters.

Previously, the Indonesian KPU determined that the 2024 election participants would be 18 national political parties, namely (according to serial number) the National Awakening Party (PKB), Gerindra Party, PDI Perjuangan, Golkar Party, NasDem Party, Labor Party, and Gelora Indonesia Party.

Next, the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), the Archipelago Awakening Party (PKN), the Hanura Party, the Garuda Party, the National Mandate Party (PAN), the Crescent Star Party (PBB), the Democratic Party, the Indonesian Solidarity Party (PSI), the Perindo Party, the Development Association (PPP), and the Ummat Party.

Apart from that, the election for legislative members (pileg) was also participated in by six local political parties, namely the Nanggroe Aceh Party, the Atjeh Beusaboh Tha’at and Taqwa Generation Party, the Darul Aceh Party, the Aceh Party, the Aceh Prosperous Adil Party, and the Aceh People’s Independent Solidity Party.

The Indonesian KPU has also named the participants in the 2024 Presidential and Vice Presidential Election (Pilpres), namely the pair Anies Baswedan-Muhaimin Iskandar number 1, Prabowo Subianto-Gibran Rakabuming Raka number 2, and Ganjar Pranowo-Mahfud Md. serial number 3.

After the campaign period from 28 November 2023 to 10 February 2024, the quiet period will be on 11-13 February. One day later, February 14 2024, legislative elections, including the DPD RI Member Election, will coincide with the 2024 presidential election. (Kmb/Balipost)


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