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Jakarta Post

Bawaslu: 13 years of supervising elections

Final check: Officials from the General Elections Commission (KPU), the Elections Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) and the Constitutional Court verify evidence related to the dispute over the 2019 legislative election results on July 5, 2019. (JP/Seto Wardhana)
Fritz Edward Siregar
Jakarta   ●   Thu, April 15 2021

"The Court rejects the applicant's petition regarding the dispute over the election results of the 2019 Presidential and Vice Presidential Election." This was the Constitutional Court’s decision that capped a plenary hearing on Thursday, June 27, 2019, on the challenge filed by the Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Uno candidate pair against the results of the 2019 presidential election.

The court decision is 1,944 pages. Running a keyword search for "Bawaslu" produces 1,844 hits. In arriving at its decision, the Constitutional Court appeared to "contradict" the petitioner's argument that included results on electoral supervision, handling of violations and dispute resolution from the Elections Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu).

As regards Bawaslu’s supervisory role, Supandi, who chairs the State Administrative Chamber (TUN) at ...

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