INCOMING INDONESIA’S POLITICAL ELECTION 2019: HOLDING THE LUBER JURDIL PRINCIPLE

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General  elections  will  be  held  in  Indonesia  on  17  April  2019.  For  the  first  time  in  the  country’s history,  the president,  the vice president,  and  members  of  the  People’s  Consultative  Assembly  (MPR),  will  be  elected  on  the  same  day  with  over  190  million  eligible  voters.  Sixteen  parties  will  be  participating  in  the  elections  nationally,  with  four  participating  for  the  first  time.

In  the  presidential  election,  which  follow  a  direct,  simple  majority  system,  incumbent  Indonesian  President  Joko  Widodo,  known  as  Jokowi,  will  run  for  re-election  with  senior  Muslim  cleric  Ma’ruf  Amin  as  his  running  mate  against  former  general  Prabowo  Subianto  and  former  Jakarta  deputy  governor  Sandiaga  Uno  for  the  five-year  term  between  2019  and  2024.  The  election  will  be  a  re-match  of  the  2014  presidential  election,  in  which  Widodo  defeated  Prabowo.  The  legislative  election  will  see  over  240,000  candidates  competing  for  over  20,000  seats  in  the  MPR  and  local  councils  for  provinces  and  cities/regencies  all  being  contested,  with  over  8,000  competing  for  the  People’s  Representative  Council  seats  alone.  The  election  has  thus  been  described  as  “the  most  complicated  single-day  ballot  in  global  history.”

Although  the  intense  heat  between   the  two  parties,  we  as  a  mindful  and  smart  citizen  must  prioritize  the  Luber  Jurdil  principle.  Luber  Jurdil  means,

  1.  Direct  (Langsung)

In  this  case,  it  directly  means  that  the  voter  chooses  directly  without  being  represented  to  anyone  at  the  time  the  election  is  held.

  • General  (Umum)

General  means  that  voters  who  have  met  the  age  requirements  (those  aged  17  years  and  over)  can  exercise  their  voting  rights  without  exception,  namely  active  rights  and  passive  rights.

  •  Unbound  (Bebas)

Unbound  means  the  voter  has  the  freedom  to  use  his  voting  rights  according  to  his  conscience  without  any  coercion  from  any  party.

  • Secret  (Rahasia)

Voters  when  choosing  and  using  their  voting  rights  are  certainly  not  known  by  others  of  who  they  have  chosen.

  •  Honest  (Jujur)

During  the  election,  voters  and  election  committees  and  all  parties  involved  in  the  election  must  be  honest  in  accordance  with  the  applicable  regulations,  and  no  fraud  is  committed.

  • Fair  (Adil)

All  voters  and  parties  involved  receive  equal  treatment  without  discriminating  between  ethnic  groups,  religions,  races,  groups  or  social  levels.

You  can  visit  our  office  at  Jl.  Pesona  Antapani  1  No.  17  Bandung,  Jawa  Barat  Indonesia  40282.  You  can  call  us  to  (+62)  22  8777-1999,  (+62)  813-2480-0858,  or  (+62)  853-2000-7898.

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