Partyforumseasia: Limiting the number of competing parties for the 2014 elections does not seem easy for the the General Elections Commission (KPU). It announced yesterday (25 March 2013) that Golkar splinter PKPI is eligible as no.15:
The General Elections Commission (KPU) announced on Monday that the Indonesian Justice and Unity Party (PKPI) was eligible to contest the 2014 general election. All seven members of the commission agreed to not to file an appeal with the Supreme Court over the Election Supervisory Committee’s (Bawaslu) Feb. 6 ruling that the PKPI was eligible after the KPU earlier disqualified the party. KPU chairman Husni Kamil said on Monday that the decision was unanimous as there were no voting mechanisms in KPU’s decision making, according to tempo.co. KPU’s verdict was welcomed by PKPI chairman Sutiyoso, a former Jakarta governor who attended the announcement at the KPU office in Central Jakarta. “After a long and tough journey, the PKPI has finally succeeded in being eligible to contest the general election,” said Sutiyoso.
The KPU designated the number 15 to PKPI for the elections. (asw/ebf)