Jakarta. Indonesia's General Elections Commission, the KPU, announced on Saturday (17/02) the names of 14 political parties that have passed its vetting process and will be allowed to take part in the 2019 legislative and presidential elections.
It also announced two parties have failed the vetting and will not take part in the elections.
The fourteen parties who will compete in the 2019 elections, according to Beritasatu.com, are United Indonesian Party (Perindo), Indonesian Solidarity Party (PSI), Garuda Party, Beringin Karya Party, Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), People's Conscience Party (Hanura), National Democratic Party (NasDem), National Mandate Party (PAN), Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), Great Indonesia Movement Party (Gerindra), Golkar, United Development Party (PPP), Democratic Party and National Awakening Party (PKB).
The Crescent Star Party (PBB) and the Indonesian Justice and Unity Party (PKPI) both failed to meet the minimum requirements to take part in a national election as stated in the 2017 Elections Law, KPU chairman Arief Budiman said.
PBB and PKPI can appeal the decision with the Election Supervisory Board (Bawaslu), Bawaslu head Abhan said.
They will have to submit the appeal by Feb. 21 and then they will have 12 days to compile the necessary documentation, Abhan said.