Election Advisory Board Reverses KPU Decision, Allows PBB to Participate in Legislative Elections

The Election Advisory Board, or Bawaslu, on Sunday (04/03) annulled a decision by the General Elections Commission, or KPU, to bar the Crescent Star Party from participating in the upcoming legislative elections in 2019. (Antara Photo/Reno Esnir)

By : Jakarta Globe | on 1:37 PM March 05, 2018
Category : News, Politics

Jakarta. The Election Advisory Board, or Bawaslu, on Sunday (04/03) annulled a decision by the General Elections Commission, or KPU, to bar the Crescent Star Party from participating in the upcoming legislative elections in 2019.

On Feb.17, KPU announced that 14 political parties would be allowed to participate in next year's elections, while two others were banned, including the Crescent Star, known by the acronym PBB.

PBB immediately filed an appeal to Bawaslu, which found the party met "adequate" standards after a number of investigatory sessions and reversed KPU's decision, allowing Crescent Star back into the political process.

"We are revoking KPU's decision..." said Abhan, chairman of Bawaslu, as reported by BeritaSatu TV.

The elections commission will have three days to revise its list of eligible participants in the 2019 elections, or it can choose to appeal Bawaslu's decision at a state administrative court.

 

 

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