Political parties dispute voters list

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Jakarta, posted: Tue, September 4, 2018 | 06:35 pm

An election officer moves a ballot box from the Ciamis Regional Elections logistics warehouse in Ciamis regency, West Java, on Feb.28. (Antara/Adeng Bustomi)

The coalition supporting Gerindra Party chairman Prabowo Subianto for the upcoming 2019 presidential election claimed to find 25 million duplicate voter names registered on the temporary voters' list (DPS).

Mustafa Kamal, the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) secretary-general, a party member of Prabowo's coalition, revealed the finding on Monday.

“We found a total of 25 million duplicate names on the list. We even discovered some of the data had been duplicated up to 11 times in some regions,” he said, as quoted by kompas.com.

Therefore, Mustafa asked the General Elections Commission (KPU) to deliver updated data to political parties. He said the coalition currently had a list of 137 million voters, less than 185 million voters declared by the commission.

The KPU is scheduled to update the final voters' list (DPT) from all over the country from Sept. 8 to 10. 

Gerindra secretary-general Ahmad Muzani asked the commission to postpone the date of issuance of the DPT, which was scheduled for Wednesday, as it still needed further examination.

Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), a party member of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo's coalition, suggested collaborative action to improve the list. 

PDI-P secretary-general Hasto Kristiyanto said his party preferred to encourage joint correction of the voter list.

“The context is we won’t reject the DPT but are willing to correct it together,” he said on Tuesday, as quoted by tempo.co. (sau)

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