Jokowi: Bawaslu has authority to pass ex-corrupt prisoners

JAKARTA, – President Joko Widodo stressed the independence of the election supervisory body with regard to the court's decision that the legislative candidates have accepted ex-convicts of corruption cases. On the other hand, the general electoral commission also has the power to issue KPU regulation no. 20 of 2018, which prevents former corrupt prisoners from becoming legislative candidates.

"First, it is the territory of the KPU, PKPU is the territory of the KPU." The KPU is independent, including Bawaslu has its own authority, "said Jokowi after attending the debriefing of Nasdem Party candidates at the Mercure Hotel, Ancol, Jakarta, Saturday (01/09/2018).

Previously, Bawaslu passed five former corrupts to 2019 candidates, from Aceh, North Toraja, North Sulawesi, Pare-Pare, Rembang and Bulukumba.

During the bacalegistration period, the five former corrupts were declared ineligible by the KPU (TMS).

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In response to the decision of the KPU, these five persons filed a dispute about the registration with the Bawaslu and the local Panwaslu. The result of the dispute states that they are all eligible (MS).

Bawaslu has passed ex-corruption prisoners as bacaleg on the grounds that they are guided by the electoral law, and not PKPU number 20 of 2018. The electoral law does not prohibit former ex-prisoners from becoming legislative candidates.

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