Gerindra Witness Highlights Recapitulation Irregularities in Solok 3 District

Witnesses are taking oaths to provide information in the PHPU case of DPD Members of West Sumatra Province of 2024, on Monday (1/06) in Panel 1 Courtroom of the Court Building. Photo by MKRI/Ifa.

JAKARTA, MKRI – The Constitutional Court (MK) held another  hearing No. 145-01-02-03/PHPU.DPR-DPRD-XXII/2024 for the 2024 members DPRD (Regional Legislative Council) election results dispute.  The case was petitioned by the Great Movement Party (Gerindra) for the electoral district of Solok Regency, West Sumatra Province, Solok 3 District. The ruling hearing was presented to Witnesses with the agenda of listening to witness / expert statements in the Plenary Session Courtroom of Building 1, Central Jakarta to strengthen the arguments that have been submitted in their petition.

"There were several irregularities during the plenary at the sub-district level, namely the occurrence of several renvois carried out by the polling committee (PPS) without involvement of the polling station working committee (KPPS)," stated Hardian Rozi, the witness for the Petitioner who also served as the mandate witness for the Great Movement Party (Gerindra) at the sub-district level. The session was chaired by Chief Justice Suhartoyo, with Constitutional Justices Daniel Yusmic P. Foekh and M. Guntur Hamzah on panel 1 on Monday, June 3, 2024.

He said, at TPS 13 Koto Baru Village/Nagari, the total valid votes did not match the written numbers, from 167 valid votes to 230 valid votes. The total of invalid votes also did not match from 66 invalid votes to 14 invalid votes. These changes, said Hardian, were immediately corrected or renvoi without opening the ballot box. “It happened at 12 TPS, without opening the box, it was immediately renvoi,” he said.

Jerzi Pafiliusco, a witness for the other petitioner, who is also a mandated witness for the National Awakening Party (PKB) at the sub-district level, said that he filed an objection as outlined in Witness Objection D regarding the fact that none of the ballot boxes were locked and sealed. According to him, this incident occurred in several TPS and caused changes in vote acquisition data.

According to Fitri Wahyuni, a witness for the Respondent and member of the PPS Nagari Koto Baru, the unsealed and locked box at TPS 57 was not for the legislative election, but for the presidential and vice presidential elections. He said, currently the problem has been declared over and does not affect the vote acquisition during the recapitulation at the sub-district level.

Meanwhile, Solok Regency Bawaslu member Alni said that her party received a report related to alleged criminal violations. However, the report was not proven to be an election crime, but was proven to be a violation of the election organizer's code of ethics by the chairman and members of the PPS.

“There is no evidence of criminal election violations but there is evidence of ethical violations of the election organizers of the chairman and members of the PPS,” said Alni.

Meanwhile, another witness from the Respondent said that the changes in vote acquisition resulted from objections raised by party witnesses so that the local ranks made corrections. According to him, the corrections were made based on the agreement of party witnesses and a number of parties present at the time of recapitulation.

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The Petitioner claims that there were election violations in several Nagari in Kubung District, Solok Regency, namely Nagari Koto Baru, Nagari Selayo, Nagari Saok Laweh, and Nagari Panyakalan. At the time of recapitulation at the Kubung District level, because of the many differences between the C copies held by all witnesses and the C results (Plano), the PPK and PPS conducted a renvoi on the witness' C copies.

According to the Petitioner, most political parties rejected the results of the vote recapitulation read out in the district level plenary. These violations have been reported to the West Sumatra Provincial Bawaslu. The Petitioner cited data changes, such as the reduction and addition of votes between candidates at a number of TPS.

The incident of the unsealed ballot boxes after the counting at TPS level and the changes in the vote acquisition on the C Copy Results as outlined in the D Sub-district Results had harmed them as election participants. According to the Petitioners, if the election had been conducted honestly and fairly in accordance with the regulations, they could have potentially won the most votes.

In its petition, the Petitioner asks the Court to cancel the KPU Decree No. 360 of 2024 concerning the Determination of General Election Results in 2024. The Petitioner also requests that the Court order the Respondent (KPU) to conduct a re-vote for the election of candidates for the Solok Regency DPRD at TPS 5, 13, 26, 29, 32, 40, 42, 44, 45, 48, 49, and 65 Village/Nagari Koto Baru; TPS 2, 8, 9, and 46 Village/Nagari Salayo; TPS 3, 6, 18, and 19 Village/Nagari Saok Laweh, and TPS 4 Village/Nagari Panyakalan, Kubung District, Solok Regency.

Author  : Mimi Kartika
Editor   : Lulu Anjarsari P.
PR : Fauzan Febriyan
Translator     : Siti Nurhaliza/Fuad Subhan

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