In September 2018, the Supreme Court granted the judicial review petition filed by a politician seeking to make sure that ex-graft convicts like himself would not be banned from becoming a lawmaker candidate. It’s a shock for the General Election Commission (KPU) who had come up with the ban idea. That said, the KPU handled the development calmly. On November 7, 2018, with the advice of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), the KPU announced that they would publish the names of ex-graft-convicts participating in the 2019 election as lawmaker candidates.

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