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Jokowi-Ma’ruf campaign videotron violates KPU decree: Bawaslu

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Fri, October 26, 2018 | 04:48 pm
Jokowi-Ma’ruf campaign videotron violates KPU decree: Bawaslu Give peace a chance: President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo (center), who is running for a second term, and his running mate Ma’ruf Amin (second left), along with presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto (second right) and his running mate Sandiaga Uno (right), release pigeons during a peace declaration for the 2019 election campaign at the National Monument in Jakarta on Sunday. (The Jakarta Post/Wendra Ajistyatama)

The Jakarta Elections Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) has declared that several videotrons displaying campaign advertisements for the Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Ma’ruf Amin presidential ticket violate the General Elections Commission (KPU) Decree No. 175 on the placement of campaign attributes in the capital ahead of next year’s election.

Jakarta Bawaslu commissioner Muhammad Puadi said the agency would coordinate with the city’s One-Stop Integrated Services Agency (PTSP) to remove the Jokowi-Ma’ruf campaign ads from the videotrons.

“The owner of the videotrons must stop displaying the campaign ads for [the Jokowi-Ma’ruf] ticket in these locations as prohibited by KPU Decree No. 175,” Puadi said in a statement.

The disputed videotrons are located on Jl. MH Thamrin, Taman Tugu Tani, Jl. Menteng Raya and Jl. Gunung Sahari Raya in Central Jakarta.

Friday’s ruling followed up a report provided by an individual named Sahroni, as reported  by tribunnews.com.

However, the Jakarta Bawaslu rejected Sahroni’s demand for an apology from Jokowi and Ma’ruf to the opposition camp as no evidence has emerged to suggest that the videotrons were owned or funded by the Jokowi-Ma’ruf campaign. (rfa)

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