KPU Rejects PDIP Statements Regarding Six Electoral Districts in Jambi

Yeffry Amazia Galla as the Respondent’s legal counsel, while attending the hearing of Case No. 73-01-03-05/PHPU.DPR-DPRD-XXII/2024 for legislative election results dispute on Monday (5/13/2024). Photo by MKRI/Bayu

JAKARTA (MKRI) — The General Election Commission (KPU) requests the Constitutional Court (MK) to reject all applications filed by the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) to fill in candidates for Jambi Provincial DPRD (Regional Legislative Council) for Electoral District (Dapil) Jambi 2, members of the Jambi Provincial DPRD for Jambi 3, Muaro Jambi 3, Merangin Regency DPRD 2, Kerinci Regency DPRD 4, and Kerinci Regency DPRD 5. This was conveyed by Yeffry Amazia Galla representing the respondent (KPU) in the Hearing of Case No. 73-01-03-05/PHPU.DPR-DPRD-XXII/2024 filed by PDI-P and led by Constitutional Justices Arief Hidayat (panel chair), Anwar Usman, and Enny Nurbaningsih. 

"Based on the description above, the Respondent requests the Court to make the following decision: In exception, granting the Respondent's exception entirely and declaring the Petitioner's petition is unacceptable. In the main case, we reject the Petitioner's petition entirely," said Yeffry in Panel 3 Courtroom on Monday (13/5/2024).

The KPU confirmed that the stipulation of votes for the Petitioner in several dapil in question was correct. The KPU also stated that the Petitioner's claim regarding the discrepancy in several dapil was baseless. According to the KPU, for the Jambi II , the KPU noted that the PKS (the Prosperous Justice Party) received 19,245 votes, while the Petitioner received 57,580 votes. In the Jambi III, the PPP (the United Development Party) received 55,269 votes, while the Petitioner received 55,026 votes.

Furthermore, in filling out candidates for Merangin Regency DPRD 2, which includes Tabir District, Tabir Ulu District, Tabir Selatan District, Tabir Ilir District, East Tabir District, Margo Tabir District, Tabir Lintas District, and Tabir Barat District, the PAN (the National Mandate Party) party received 3,216 votes, while the Petitioner received 55,260 votes.

For Muaro Jambi Regency, Sungai Gelam 3, the Petitioner had 3,757 votes and the PKB (the National Awakening Party) received 4,348 votes. Meanwhile, in Kerinci Regency 4 which includes Danau Kerinci District, Batang Merangin District, Tanah Cogok District, and Sitinjau Laut District, the Petitioner received 2,366 votes, compared to the 2,807 votes obtained by the Great Movement Party (Gerindra)

Finally, in filling out candidates for Kerinci Regency DPRD 5, which includes the sub-districts of Gunung Raya, Bukit Kerman, Keliling Danau, and West Kerinci Lake, the Petitioner received 2,016 votes, while the PAN received 2,482 votes.

Based on the answers, the Respondent requests the Court to accept and grant all of the Respondent's exceptions, and in the main case to reject all of the Petitioner's petitions and declare the KPU Decree No. 360 of 2024. 

Meanwhile, during the trial, Bawaslu provided information regarding the arguments filed by the Petitioner for all Dapil in question. In its statement, Bawaslu explained that the incident was true and some are not true but it had been followed up. 

As additional information, in this case, four related parties volunteered for each of the dapil in question. Namely, the PPP as relevant party because it was questioned in Jambi III, the PKS for Jambi II, the PKB for the Muaro Jambi 3, and the Gerindra Party for Kerinci 4. All relevant parties states that the vote results submitted by the Respondent (KPU) are under the opinions of the Relevant Parties.

Previously, in the preliminary hearing, the Petitioner argued that there was a margin in votes between the the Petitioner’s results and that determined by the Respondent (KPU) to fill in the legislative candidates as follows; Provincial DPRD for Jambi 2, Provincial/Regency DPRD Jambi 3, Merangin Regency DPRD 2, Kerinci Regency DPRD 4, and Kerinci Regency DPRD 5. 

Based on the arguments presented, the Petitioner asked the Court to annul the KPU Decree No. 360 of 2024 regarding the election vote results. Apart from that, the Petitioner also asked the Court to conduct revote in several areas as questioned by the Petitioner.(*)

 Author     : Adam Ilyas
Editor      : Lulu Anjarsati P.
Translator : Sedanti Anjali Putri/Fuad Subhan

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