President Jokowi Decries Moves to Delegitimize Election Commission

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 9 Januari 2019
Category: News
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President Jokowi inaugurates BNPB Head Lieut. General Doni Monardo, at the State Palace, Jakarta, Wednesday (9/1). (Photo by: Rahmat /Public Relations Division)

President Jokowi inaugurates BNPB Head Lieut. General Doni Monardo, at the State Palace, Jakarta, Wednesday (9/1). (Photo by: Rahmat /Public Relations Division)

Law apparatus must stop efforts to weaken or delegitimize the General Election Commission (KPU), President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has said.

According to him, the KPU is the legitimate organizer of presidential election, regional elections, and legislative election that must be given support.

“I have ordered the National Police Chief to take firm actions should there are any parties who intend to delegitimize the KPU,” the President told reporters at the State Palace, Jakarta, Wednesday (9/1).

Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko earlier claimed that there had been attempts to systematically delegitimize the KPU, referring to the spread of hoaxes, which he said were carried out systematically, not sporadically, and with clear directions.

He asserted that democracy must not be hurt by anyone because everyone wants a healthier and better democracy from time to time. Moeldoko also urged everyone to abide by the prevailing rules.  “I call upon you to adhere to the prevailing rules,” he said. (DND/RAH/ES)

Translated by: Muhardi

Edited by: M. Ersan Pamungkas

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