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Jakarta Post

Jokowi, Prabowo could buy more time in VP selection

  • Marguerite Afra Sapiie and Nurul Fitri Ramadhani

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, August 7, 2018   /  05:55 pm
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Vice President Jusuf Kalla (right) accompanies President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo during a meeting at the Presidential Palace.(Antara/Wahyu Putro A.)

As political parties continue to wrangle over who will fill the vice presidential slots and are likely to miss the Aug. 10 deadline, new provisions in election regulations may allow for both incumbent President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and his challenger Prabowo Subianto to buy more time. The General Elections Commission (KPU) recently issued KPU Regulation No. 22/2018 on the registration for presidential and vice presidential candidates for the 2019 general election, stipulating that political parties or coalitions of parties could register their tickets beyond the original Aug. 10 deadline. Article 16 of the regulation stipulates that the registration period for candidate pairs can be extended for no more than two weeks under certain conditions, including if the KPU does not receive a submission from any tickets during the period between Aug. 4 and Aug. 10, or if only one...