Coordinating Minister: Election Contestants Must Abide by the Law

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 22 April 2019
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Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Wiranto answers questions from the journalists after attending the Limited Cabinet Meeting at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, Monday (22/4). Photo by: Jay/PR

Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Wiranto answers questions from the journalists after attending the Limited Cabinet Meeting at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, Monday (22/4). Photo by: Jay/PR

The election contestants may claim victory, as long as they do not violate law or disturb public order, according to Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Wiranto.

“(The contestants) may make any comments or claim victory as long as they do not violate the law or disturb public order. Our nation is based on law and we have rules and laws on the election,” Wiranto told the journalists after attending the Limited Cabinet Meeting at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, Monday (22/4).

Wiranto added that the contestants may make their own calculation and make statements in line with provisions of law and regulations.

“If (the contestants) violate the law or disturb public order and national security, they will face legal consequences.  It’s very clear,” Wiranto said.

Regarding accusations of fraud, the Coordinating Minister said that the legal dispute on the election should be resolved in the Constitutional Court.

Wiranto went on to say that law is a nation’s collective agreement and called on all parties to comply with law and regulations. He added that rumors on the election fraud has spread in the 1999 Election, 2004 Election, 2009 Election, and 2014 Election and all of them have been resolved in the court.

“We have clear legal procedures, so don’t violate law and regulations,” Wiranto concluded. (FID/JAY/ES)

Translated by: Ridwan Ibadurrohman
Edited by: Yuyu Mulyani

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