President Jokowi: KPU Has Authority Over Election Results
President Joko Jokowi” Widodo has said that he trusts the General Elections Commission (KPU) as the only institution that has authority to count and announce the Election results.
“Let the KPU decide (the Election results) because the KPU has the authority (over the Elections),” President Jokowi told journalists after attending iftar dinner with Speaker of the Regional Representatives Council (DPD) in Jakarta, Wednesday (15/5).
The President added that he will obey all mechanism and rules stipulated by the Constitution, Laws, and the KPUs Regulations, adding that the Constitution stipulates that after the KPU announces the official Election results on the upcoming 22 May 2019, the appeal to the results can be filed to the Constitutional Court (MK).
“Based on the Constitution, the Constitutional Court is an institution that has authority to resolve disputes on the Election results,” President Jokowi said, adding that Indonesia has Constitution, Laws, and Regulations and everyone must obey them.
Also present during the event were, among others, the 9th Indonesian Vice President Hamzah Haz, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut B. Pandjaitan, Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Attorney General Prasetyo, and Commander of the Indonesian National Defense Forces (TNI) Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto. (BPMI Setpres/ES)
Translated by: Ridwan Ibadurrohman
Edited by: Mia Medyana