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Jakarta Post

Elections ‘exhausting’, but no need to rush law amendment: Lawmakers

  • Ghina Ghaliya and Nurul Fitri Ramadhani

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, April 29, 2019   /  02:53 pm
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A medical team from the Lhokseumawe Police in Aceh check the health of polling station officers in Muara Dua district office on Wednesday, April 24. (Antara/Rahmad)

Amid growing calls to revise the concurrent legislative and presidential election system that resulted in the deaths of hundreds of polling station officials, observers have called for the vote count to be completed before any moves are made to change the system.    Network for Democracy and Electoral Integrity (Netgrit) cofounder Ferry Kurnia Rizkiyansyah, who is also a former General Elections Commission (KPU) member, said the election organizers should focus on finishing the vote tally that is still progressing nationwide.     "They still have to focus on the counting process and data entry on their website," he said on Saturday during a discussion on the elections review. He said that it would be better if the House of Representatives began deliberating an amendment to the Election Law a year fro...