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Parties report campaign budget, ranging from Rp 1m to Rp 105b

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, September 24, 2018   /   05:46 pm
Parties report campaign budget, ranging from Rp 1m to Rp 105b Representatives from political parties participating in the 2019 legislative election report their initial campaign budget to the General Elections Commission (KPU) in Jakarta on Sept. 23. (Antara/Reno Esnir)

The 16 political parties participating in next year’s general elections have submitted their initial campaign budget to the General Elections Commission (KPU), the latter’s commissioner, Hasyim Asy’ari revealed on Sunday.

The Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) reported the largest starting amount, with Rp 105 billion (US$7.05 million).

“Rp 103 billion came from the legislative candidates, while Rp 2.386 billion is from the PDI-P central executive board,” PDI-P treasure Olly Dondokambey said as quoted by Antara news agency. 

PDI-P secretary-general Hasto Kristiyanto said that the party was committed to ensuring the transparency of its campaign funds. 

“The PDI-P is consistent in building transparency. That is why the PDI-P received an ISO 9001:2015 certification and is the only party with an ISO certification in ASEAN,” he said. 

The Gerindra Party reported an initial campaign budget of Rp 73.5 billion, while the Crescent Star Party (PBB) reported Rp 17 billion, the National Awakening Party (PKB) Rp 15 billion and the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) rounded out the top five with Rp 11 billion.

On the other end of the spectrum, newcomers Garuda Party and United Indonesia Party (Perindo) each reported Rp 1 million, while the Golkar Party and the Indonesian Solidarity Party (PSI) declined to disclose their budget. (kmt)