Jakarta, CNN Indonesia —
President Joko Widodo stipulate eleven members of the Selection Team for Candidates for Members of the General Elections Commission (KPU) and Candidates for Members of the General Elections Supervisory Body (Bawaslu) 2022-2027. The appointment has been formalized through Presidential Decree (Keppres) No. 120/P of 2021.
Minister of Home Affairs (Mendagri) Tito Karnavian said the team had been selected since October 8. They will immediately work to prepare for the selection of KPU and Bawaslu members.
“In this presidential decree, a selection team of 11 people has been formed. The chairman is concurrently a member of the jury, Ardiantoro, the deputy chairman is concurrently a member of Chandra M. Hamzah, the secretary is concurrently a member of Bahtiar,” Tito said in a press conference broadcast on the @kemendagri Instagram account, Monday (11/10).
Jury Ardiantoro was the Chairman of the KPU in 2016-2017. He has also served as Deputy Director of Legal and Advocacy for the Jokowi-Ma’ruf National Campaign Team. Currently, he is Deputy IV Chief of the Presidential Staff.
In addition to the three names, Jokowi also appointed Deputy Minister of Law and Human Rights (Wamenkumham) Edward Omar Sharif Hiariej. Jokowi also recruited Nahdlatul Ulama kiai Abdul Ghaffar Rozin.
In addition, the Selection Team for KPU and Bawaslu candidates will be filled with Airlangga Pribadi Kusuma, Hamdi Muluk, Endang Sulastri, I Dewa Gede Palguna, Betti Alisjahbana, and Poengky Indarty.
The KPU commissioners for the 2017-2022 period will end their term of office on April 11, 2022. Law Number 7 of 2017 concerning Elections requires the president to form a selection team six months before the term of office of the election organizers ends.
(dhf / bmw)