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KPU Welcomes Suggestion to Set-up Fact Finding Team

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26 April 2019 18:10
Jakarta: Commissioner of the General Election Commission (KPU) Hasyim Asy'ari has welcomed a plan to set up a fact-finding team to look into the alleged fraud during the 2019 legislative and presidential elections.
 
The report will investigate administration violations and election-related disputes.
 
"For KPU, (we) are just open, if any party feels disadvantaged, and wants to establish a team," Asy'ari said here on Friday.

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The member of the Election Executor Honorary Council (DKPP) said KPU was prepared to provide data and documents to the team, he added.
 
In fact, the Law on General Election has included regulations on election fraud and a report on alleged fraud filed to the Election Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu).
 
Earlier, Dahnil Anzar Simanjuntak of the Prabowo-Sandi campaign team said his team was open to the possible establishment of a fact-finding team to investigate the alleged fraud during the 2019 simultaneous legislative and presidential elections held on April 17, 2019.
 
Indonesian House of Representatives' Chairman Bambang Soesatyo has lent his support to revising Law Number 7 of 2017 on general elections to streamline rules on implementation of the elections.
 
The area in need of revision is to restore rules to implement legislative elections (Pileg) and presidential elections (Pilpres) separately as opposed to simultaneously.
 
"I concur with the elections not being organized concurrently. The legislative and presidential elections should be held separately, with a maximum three-month campaigning period," Bambang Soesatyo remarked in Jakarta on Thursday.
 
The House speaker pointed to various loopholes in the implementation of simultaneous election, including its rather complicated nature and making it tougher for voters to make their choices.
 
To add to such complexities were the reportedly deaths of members of polling station working committee (KPPS) due to overwork after toiling protracted hours on polling day on Apr 17 to fulfill their tasks and duties.
 
Fatigue was largely the reason behind the deaths of KPPS members.(Antara)
 

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