Tag: Bawaslu

Supervising the Election Supervisor (2)

As predicted, the Election Supervisory Body (Bawaslu) gave up on investigating the allegation that Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno had paid PAN and PKS Rp500 billion each as dowry for becoming Prabowo Subianto’s running mate. With said decision, the allegation has vanished into thin air.

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Supervising the Election Supervisor

The Election Supervisory Body (Bawaslu) is under the spotlight, not just because of their investigation into Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno case, but also because of the recent statements and their decision to accept ex-graft convicts as lawmaker candidates in the 2019 legislative election.

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2019 Race: Yusril & His PBB Party

On Mar. 4, the Election Supervisory Body (Bawaslu) ruled in favor of the Crescent Star Party (PBB), a political party led by the infamous lawyer Yusril Ihza Mahendra. The PBB is thus qualified to participate in the 2019 simultaneous legislative and presidential election.

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2019 Race: Political Parties

The General Election Commission (KPU) has officially determined 14 political parties as participants of the 2019 election. Numbers have also been assigned to each party after the draw was conducted on Feb. 17. What are their chances?

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Jakarta’s 2017 Election: Campaign Violations

People are still debating whether Major (ret.) Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono has committed serious campaign violation by promising to allocate Rp1 billion to each community unit (RW) in the capital city should he be the governor of Jakarta. Attention is also on Sandiaga Uno for allegedly distributing cash donations while campaigning in West Jakarta. The incumbent Ahok-Djarot, meanwhile, allegedly used state facility while campaigning. Unfortunately, the Election Supervisory Body (Bawaslu) of Jakarta have not yet concluded their review of these allegations, much less impose sanctions.

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