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Jakarta Post

Court grants PKPI petition to contest 2019 election

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, April 11, 2018   /   04:00 pm
Court grants PKPI petition to contest 2019 election A worker arranges ballot boxes in the warehouse of the Yogyakarta General Elections Commission on Oct. 5. (Antara/Andreas Fitri Atmoko)

The Jakarta State Administrative Court (PTUN Jakarta) granted the Indonesian Justice and Unity Party's (PKPI) petition to contest the 2019 legislative election on Wednesday.

"We declare KPU's (General Elections Commission) decision letter [...] on the determination of political parties participating in the 2019 legislative election void," presiding judge Nasrifal said as quoted by

The judge also ordered the KPU to issue a new letter naming the PKPI, which is led by former spy chief AM Hendropriyono, one of the political parties eligible to contest the 2019 election.

In February, the KPU declared the PKPI ineligible to contest the election because it had failed to meet the proscribed membership criteria.

The party appealed the KPU's decision with the Elections Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu), and then petitioned the court when the appeal was rejected.

The ruling makes the PKPI the 16th party eligible to contest the election. (kmt/ahw)