Minister of State Secretary Explains President’s Position in Appointment of Constitutional Court Justice

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 23 November 2022
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Minister of State Secretary Pratikno delivers a press statement after the inauguration of Constitutional Court (MK) Justice, Wednesday (11/23), at the State Palace, Jakarta. (Photo by: PR of Cabinet Secretariat/Jay)

Minister of State Secretary Pratikno (11/23) explained to the press the President’s position in the appointment of a new Constitutional Court Justice following the decision of the House of Representatives (DPR) in its plenary session on the dismissal of Constitutional Court justice Aswanto.

In accordance with the constitutional system in Indonesia which consists of executive, legislative, and judicial institutions, he stated, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has no authority to amend decision made by other state institutions.

“To that end, the President cannot revise the decision that has been made by the House, in this case, a replacement proposal,” he said in a press statement after the inauguration of Constitutional Court (MK) Justice, at the State Palace, Jakarta.

Based on the Constitutional Court Law, the Minister underscored that the President has an administrative obligation to follow up the decision of the House into a Presidential Decree.

“Therefore, the President issued Presidential Decree No. 114/P/2022,” Pratikno said, adding that the oath-taking ceremony was carried out a bit late due to the President’s busy agenda.

“Since the President is extremely busy in ASEAN, G20, and APEC summits, the inauguration was postponed and it just can be held today,” he remarked. (MAY/AIT/ST) (RIF/HD/LW)

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