This case Number 5/PUU-V/2007 is filed by a Member of the Regional Peopleâs Legislative Assembly from
According to the Petitioner, by the application of this Regional Government Law there will be no opportunity and no room for independent candidates who are not affiliated to political party. In addition, the Petitioner is of the opinion that thus far, Regional Head Election has not been actually representing public interests in general. As an example, the Petitioner pointed out the winning of an independent candidate in the Local Election in Nangroe Aceh Darussalam proved that people really need independence and they no longer trust political parties.
In this hearing, the Government which was represented by Ramli Hutabarat, an Expert Staff of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights, read the Opening Statement of the Government on the petition. The Government is of the opinion that the conditionally constitutional requirements and specific constitutional impairment as an entry point for the Petitioner in this petition were not met or proved. In relation to the Local Election in Nangroe Aceh Darussalam (NAD), which allowed independent candidates, in addition to candidates nominated by political parties or groups of political parties, it was implemented in the context of supplementing the special characteristics of NAD in relation to one of the unique historical characteristics of the struggle of Aceh people. The government is also of the opinion that the petition for judicial review on law a quo cannot be filed again.
Prior to adjourning the court hearing, the Panel of Justices requested the Attorneys-In-Fact of the Petitioner to present Experts in the next Plenary Meeting. (Prana Patrayoga Adiputra)