Constitutional Court Reaffirms its Independence in Presidential Election Lawsuit

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 14 Juni 2019
Category: News
President Jokowi answers questions from the reporters after inspecting the Sukawati Market in Sukawati District, Gianyar Regency, Bali, Friday (14/6). Photo by: Agung/PR.

President Jokowi answers questions from the reporters after inspecting Sukawati Market in Sukawati District, Gianyar Regency, Bali, Friday (14/6). Photo by: Agung/PR.

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has called on the public to respect legal process in Constitutional Court regarding the result of the 2019 Presidential Election.

“We must respect the legal process,” President Jokowi told the reporters after inspecting Sukawati Market and Temporary Location of Sukawati Art Market in Sukawati District, Gianyar Regency, Bali, Friday (14/6).

In the meantime, Constitutional Court Justice I Dewa Gede Palguna asserted that the Panel of Judges would be independent and impartial in deciding every case.

“The independence and integrity of judges are the most important things. If the judge loses his independence, the authority of the Court will be lost,” Palguna said when inspecting facilities at the Plenary Session Room of the Constitutional Court, Jakarta, Thursday (13/6).

Palguna also invited the public to monitor the trial, the legal considerations and the court ruling. He added that everyone could monitor the trial process at the Constitutional Court through live streaming on the Court website, its youtube channel, video conferences in 42 universities throughout Indonesia, as well as on registered TV stations.

“Everything is accessible. We have implemented (the policy to open legal process to the public) in previous judicial reviews and we will implement the same (policy) in the Presidential election lawsuit,” he said. (AIT/AGG/ES)

Translated by: Ridwan Ibadurrohman
Edited by: Mia Medyana

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