KPU seeks prompt finalization of 2024 General Elections regulations

Internal Affairs

New commissioners of the General Elections Commission (KPU) have vouched to pursue prompt finalization of the 2024 General Elections regulations as among the first targeted agendas.

“We hope to be able to finalize the KPU regulations for the 2024 General Elections soon to ensure that the election would be conducted according to the established plan and schedule,” KPU Commissioner Hasyim Asy’ari stated at the Presidential Palace here on Tuesday.

Earlier, President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) inaugurated Asy’ari and his colleagues — Betty Epsilon Idroos, Mochammad Afifuddin, Parsadaan Harahap, Yulianto Sudrajat, Idham Holik, and August Mellaz — as the new KPU RI commissioners for the 2022-2027 term.

“We understand that KPU (commissioners) during the 2022-2027 period will not work on our own, as we will continue the work performed by KPU (commissioners) in the 2017-2022 term,” Asy’ari remarked.

He highlighted that while the date for the General Election has been set on February 14, 2024, and the simultaneous Regional Elections on November 27, 2024, the first stage of the election phase will begin this year.

“We are getting closer to the first phase of the election. We know that while the final election date will be Wednesday, February 14, 2024, the first stage of the election phase will start on June 14, 2022. We are merely days before the first stage of the 2024 General Elections phase,” the commissioner remarked.

Asy’ari noted that the commission will conduct an internal consolidation to study works of the preceding KPU commissioners and organize discussion sessions to prepare for the hearing meeting between the legislature, government, and electoral commissions on Wednesday (Apr 13).

The commissioner then appealed for support from officials and the general public for the commission’s success in organizing the 2024 General Elections.

“We appeal for prayers from residents as well as support from the president, government, parliament, political parties, public organizations, the mass media, and residents to ensure that the 2024 General Elections and simultaneous Regional Elections could be conducted properly,” he noted.

Source: Antara News