KPU to Recount 83 TPS in Sekotong, Lembar Subdistricts of West Lombok
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The Petitioner’s legal counsel Ismail Nganggon at a ruling hearing for the 2024 legislative election results dispute of Lombok Barat 2 in West Nusa Tenggara Province, Friday (6/7/2024) in the Plenary Courtroom. Photo by MKRI/Ifa.


The Petitioner’s legal counsel Ismail Nganggon at a ruling hearing for the 2024 legislative election results dispute of Lombok Barat 2 in West Nusa Tenggara Province, Friday (6/7/2024) in the Plenary Courtroom. Photo by MKRI/Ifa.

JAKARTA (MKRI) — To obtain legal certainty on the results of the West Lombok Regency DPRD (Regional Legislative Council) election for electoral district West Lombok 2 and to determine the vote acquisition of PKS (Prosperous Justice Party), the Respondent (KPU) must carry out a recount at 83 polling stations in Sekotong and Lembar Subdistricts. Because the Court found that there were differences in the vote acquisition in the regency/city DPRD C-result form and regency/city DPRD D-result form that the Petitioner, Respondent, and Bawaslu had, including the results of an assessment of those two forms.

These were the Court’s legal considerations read out by Constitutional Justice Arsul Sani for the petition by Abubakar Abdullah, a PKS legislative candidate, at a ruling hearing for DPR (House of Representatives) and Provincial and Regency/City DPRD (Regional Legislative Council) on Friday, June, 7 2024.

Through Decision No. 21-02-08-18/PHPU.DPR-DPRD-XXII/2024, the Court stated that a recount must be carried out to ballots for PKS and PKS candidates at each polling station where there were votes for either or both without changing the composition of other political parties. Although in the posita the Petitioner stated that there were only 82 polling stations, Justice Arsul continued, in the polling station description table, he mentioned 83 polling stations. This was in line with Bawaslu’s (Elections Supervisory Body) statement at the hearing on May 29, where votes at 83 polling stations had been questioned. As what was granted by the Court, however, was not in line the Petitioner’s petitum, the Petitioner’s petition was reasonable according to law in part.

“[The Court] grants the Petitioner’s petition in part; declares the vote acquisition results for the West Lombok Regency DPRD for electoral district West Lombok 2 to be recounted; annuls the KPU Decree No. 360 of 2024 ... as it pertains to the vote acquisition for the West Lombok Regency DPRD in West Lombok 2; orders the Respondent to carry out a recount of ballots for the West Lombok Regency DPRD in West Lombok 2 as long as it concerns ballots for PKS and/or PKS candidates in Sekotong Subdistrict, ..., Lembar Subdistrict, ...; orders the Respondent to merge the results of the recount with the results of the vote acquisition for the West Lombok Regency DPRD in West Lombok 2 that were not canceled by the Court and determine and announce them following the provisions of laws and regulations without the need to report to the Court,” said Chief Justice Suhartoyo reading out the verdict for this case.

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At the preliminary hearing on Thursday, May 2, the Petitioner requested that the Court annul the General Elections Commission (KPU) Decree No. 360 of 2024 on the nationwide certification of the 2024 legislative election results of the DPR (House of Representatives), DPD (Regional Representatives Council), and Provincial and Regency/City DPRD (Regional Legislative Council) announced on March 20, 2024 at 22:19 WIB as it pertains to electoral district West Lombok 2.

As a result of the decision, the Petitioner’s votes affected the acquisition of seats in the West Lombok Regency/City DPRD for the Petitioner since there were issues of addition and reduction of votes for PKS. That is, the votes for PKS candidate number 2 Hadran Farizal according to the Respondent were 3,966 and according to the Petitioner were 3,024, so there was an addition of 942 votes; for PKS candidate number 7 L. Amrun according to the Respondent 41 votes and according to the Petitioner 133 votes, so there was a reduction of 92 votes; for PKS candidate number 8 Badrun Tammam according to the Respondent 126 votes and according to the Petitioner 976, so there was a reduction of 850 votes. Therefore, the Petitioner requested that the Court hand down a decision by stipulating the results of the correct vote acquisition for the Petitioner for the West Lombok DPRD election in electoral district 2 for PKS.

Author              : Sri Pujianti.
Editor                : Nur R.
Translators        : Frity Michael Br Sembiring/Yuniar W.

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.


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