Constitutional Court Justice (MK) Enny Nurbaningsih questioned the reasons for the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS)PKS) file a lawsuit about the presidential nomination threshold (candidate) or presidential threshold (PT) 20 percent.
The reason is, PKS became one of the political parties (party) that participated in discussing Law Number 7 of 2017 concerning the General Election at that time.
“There is another thing that needs to be strengthened in its legal position that the PKS party is a party that participated in the discussion process of Law Number 7 of 2017,” said Enny in a virtual session, Tuesday (26/7).
Not only that, PKS is also a political party that participates in the election by using Law Number 7 of 2017 concerning the Election which they are currently suing. Therefore, Enny asked PKS to build a strong argument regarding the lawsuit that was filed because PKS was involved in the article.
“In several decisions of the Constitutional Court regarding political parties that have discussed the law itself, even used it in the general election process, then he questioned the law,” he said.
Enny gave PKS an opportunity to build a strong argument regarding the 20 percent presidential threshold.
“Please build a strong argument so that this can be questioned,” he said.
PKS underwent a judicial review of Article 222 of Law no. 7 of 2017 concerning Elections related to the presidential nomination threshold or 20 percent presidential threshold on Tuesday (26/7).
Previously, PKS filed a lawsuit regarding the presidential nomination threshold to the Constitutional Court on July 6, 2022. The lawsuit was filed by two applicants, namely the PKS Central Executive Board (DPP) and the Chairman of the Syuro Council, Salim Segaf Al-Jufri.
Specifically, PKS also questioned through a judicial review of Article 222 of Law No. 7 of 2017 concerning Elections which regulates the presidential threshold.
PKS President Ahmad Syaikhu said there were three reasons the PKS filed a lawsuit, one of which was because many people wanted the 20 percent presidential threshold rule to be changed. Syaikhu admitted that the lawsuit was filed after his party met and heard the aspirations of the people who rejected the regulation.
“Secondly, we want to strengthen the democratic system, providing more opportunities for the best presidential and vice-presidential candidates in the future,” he said.
In addition, the last reason put forward is to reduce the polarization in the community because there are only two candidates for president.