National Political Parties Submit Petition Revision and More Evidence

PDI-P’s legal counsel Mulyadi M. Phillian being interviewed while submitting petition dossier with supporting evidence on the last day of petition revision submission, Tuesday (3/25/2024). Photo by MKRI/Fauzan.

JAKARTA (MKRI) — In the last hours ahead of the deadline to submit petition revision and supporting evidence, representatives of a number of political parties contesting in the 2024 election arrived at the Constitutional Court’s (MK) main and second buildings on Tuesday, March 26, 2024. These parties include the Crescent Star Party (PBB), the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), the National Democratic Party (Nasdem), the National Mandate Party (PAN), the Great Movement Party (Gerindra), and the United Development Party (PPP).

Through legal counsel Mulyadi M. Phillian, PDI-P stated that on this last revision day, the party submitted the petition dossier and supporting evidence. The evidence was for 13 electoral districts (dapil) whose election is being challenged: Provinces of West Sumatera, Riau, Jambi, South Sumatera, West Java, South Kalimantan, North Sulawesi, Gorontalo, Southeast Sulawesi, Central Sulawesi, Central Papua, Papua, and South Papua.

“One of them is the issue occurring in Sarmi Regency, Papua. In the subdistrict election committee (PPK) plenary meeting, PDI-P received several hundred votes, but at the district level, the votes became zero. Thus, we lost seats in Sarmi Regency. The regency plenary meeting was not held in the regency, but the province. We’re questioning why election organizers did something as damaging,” said one of the central administrators of the People’s Legal Aid and Advocacy Body (BBHAR) of PDI-P’s central executive board (DPP) when interviewed by the Court’s media team.

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Vote Inflations

Meanwhile, chairman of the general election results dispute (PHPU) legal team of Nasdem Ucok Edison Marpaung said that on this last day, the party had submitted the revised petition and additional evidence for the electoral districts of Papua, Papua Pegunungan, and Central Papua Provinces. He explained that one of the main issues of violations in Papua is massive vote inflations, such as that in Sentani District.

“In Sentani District, voter turnout reached 98%, while our C1 recapitulation showed [the turnout] was only 40,000. The inflation was significant. Oddly enough, the number of inflated votes is in sync with inflation for several other parties. In addition, the unused ballots reached 12,000 but in D form the remaining ballots were only 1,800 and this is in line with vote inflation for several parties, [whose numbers] do not match the C1 [form]. Another important issue, in plenary district meeting in Papua, the C result form was not handed out. This also happened at the regency and even provincial levels. Only in the central KPU was it handed out,” Marpaung said.

PPP representatives also added one more electoral district in their petition. Legal counsel Darman said that PPP challenges election results in 18 provinces. They have since added one more.

“So, this evening we added revisions to the petitions for 35 electoral districts in 19 provinces. We also added evidence. This is sufficient for the legitimate petitions to be adjudicated by the Constitutional Court,” Darman stressed.

Until 23:37 WIB, the Court has received a total 280 petitions of the 2024 general election results dispute (PHPU). Out of that number, 266 were for the election of House of Representatives (DPR) and Regional Legislative Council (DPRD), 12 for the election of Regional Representatives Council (DPD), and 2 for the presidential election.

Author         : Sri Pujianti
Editor          : Lulu Anjarsari P.
Translator     : Yuniar Widiastuti (RA)

Disclaimer: The original version of the news is in Indonesian. In case of any differences between the English and the Indonesian versions, the Indonesian version will prevail.

Tuesday, March 26, 2024 | 23:58 WIB 30