May 29, 2024
Koordinator JagaSuara 2024, Hadar Nafis Gumay memaparkan temuan pemantauan JagaSuara 2024 di Menteng, Jakarta Pusat (2/4). MF

JagaSuara 2024 KPU Performance Evaluation

The Coordinator of the 2024 JagaSuara Movement, Hadar Nafis Gumay, believes that the General Election Commission (KPU) is not independent in carrying out its duties as an election organizer. This was based on a series of problems with the KPU in the 2024 elections. Hadar said that the KPU had committed many fatal electoral violations, such as ignoring the provisions on the preparation of electoral districts, manipulating political party verification, and not complying with the provisions on 30% female candidacy.

“Of course the KPU cannot be tolerated; in football you have to get a red card, because in November there will be Pilkada,” stressed the Director of the Network for Democracy and Electoral Integrity (Netgrit), Hadar Nafis Gumay, at the launch of the 2024 JagaSuara Monitoring Results: Red Card for the KPU in Menteng, Central Jakarta (2/4).

According to Hadar, this was exacerbated by the KPU’s non-compliance with the decisions of judicial institutions, both the Constitutional Court (MK) and the Supreme Court (MA), but without hesitation in following up on the MK’s decision regarding the age requirements for presidential and vice presidential candidates. He also reminded us that the KPU had been sentenced to repeated serious ethical sanctions, two of which were even the last strong warnings for the KPU chairman.

“We, together with the vote guard coalition, want to address the very big election issue; we should not just forget about the issue,” said Hadar.

JagaSuara 2024 hopes that in the General Election Results Dispute (PHPU) process, the Constitutional Court will have the courage to make a breakthrough by making comprehensive corrections to the implementation of the election. The MK’s brave efforts are deemed necessary to create quality elections that comply with constitutional election principles.

Responding to this, Communication and Digital Officer, International NGO Forum on Indonesian Development (INFID), Intan Bedisa, said that a democratic system is not just about numbers but also the principle of openness. Democratic stability begins with respect for ethics; according to Intan, ethical values are what will be lost in the 2024 elections.

“So seeing the chaos means that our election has really become a red flag because people are just spectators of the games played by the election organizers,” he said.

Intan encouraged the KPU inquiry rights movement to investigate several democratic deviations committed by the KPU. According to him, the KPU, as the main actor in organizing elections, needs to be held accountable for all the problems created, especially as the regional head election (Pilkada) stages will begin soon.

Meanwhile, according to legal expert Themis Indonesia, Feri Amsari said that considering the many problems that damaged the election, a lawsuit could be filed at the State Administrative Court (PTUN) for a forensic audit of the KPU. Because, according to Feri, the KPU’s lack of independence is not only detrimental to election participants but also to society at large.

“We still have a lot of time to prove that our election organizers have problems,” he stressed. []