President Jokowi Receives Names of KPU, Bawaslu Member Candidates

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 1 Februari 2017
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Photo caption: Saldi Isra, Chairman of the Selection Team of KPU and Bawaslu member candidates for the period of 2017-2022, along with members of the Team, deliver a press conference at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, Wednesday (1/2).

Photo caption: Saldi Isra, Chairman of the Selection Team of KPU and Bawaslu member candidates for the period of 2017-2022, along with members of the Team, deliver a press conference at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, Wednesday (1/2).

The Selection Team of member candidates of the General Election Commission (KPU) and the Election Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) led by Saldi Isra on Wednesday (1/2) at the Presidential Office met with President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo to report names of 24 candidates for KPU members and Bawaslu members for the period of 2017-2022.

According to Saldi, the Team, which was given a task from the President since October 2016 until the end of January 2017, has completed all stages in accordance with the Law (Number 15 of 2011) on the Implementation of Elections.

“We comprehensively asses the candidates based on five main criteria namely independence, integrity, ability on the management of elections, leadership, and health state. From all candidates that have applied, these are the best candidates based on those five criteria, which are determined by the Law,” Saldi said to reporters after the meeting.

Saldi added that out of around 600 people who registered in first stage, 58 candidates passed the first stage, consisting of 36 names for KPU member candidates and 22 names for Bawaslu member candidates. He added that those 58 candidates were then selected for the third stage or the last stage and it is these candidates who are reported to President Jokowi. “The last stage has left 14 candidates whom we have reported to President Jokowi for member candidates of KPU and 10 member candidates of Bawaslu,” Saldi said.

Fourteen KPU member candidates reported to the President are Amus Atkana, I Dewa Kade Wiarsa Raka Sandi, Ilham Saputra, Evi Novida Ginting Manik, Ferry Kurnia Rizkiyansyah, Ida Budhiati, Wahyu Setiawan, Sri Budi Eko Wardani, Pramono Ubaid Tanthowi, Yessy Y. Momongan, Hasyim Asy’ari, Arief Budiman, Viryan, and Sigit Pamungkas.

In the meantime, ten Bawaslu member candidates reported to the President are Ratna Dewi Petalolo, Mohammad Najib, Abhan, Sri Wahyu Araningsih, Fritz Edward Siregar, Syafrida Rachmawati Rasahan, Mochammad Afifuddin, Herwyn Jefler Hielsa Malonda, Abdullah, and Rahmat Bagja.

Accompanying the President during the meeting were Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, while members of the Team who met with the President were Saldi Isra himself, Ramlan Surbakti, Soedarmo, Widodo Ekatjahjana, Valina Singka Subekti, Hamdi Muluk, Nicolaus Teguh Budi Harjanto, Erwan Agus Purwanto, Harjono, Betti Alisjahbana, and Komaruddin Hidayat. (BPMI Setpres/ES) (EP/YM/Naster) 

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