More Than 20 Political Parties Register to Compete in 2019 Legislative Election

From right, Elections Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) members Fritz Edward Siregar, Mochammad Afifuddin and Muhammad Zaid during a press conference in Jakarta on Tuesday (17/10). (Antara Photo/Muhammad Adimaja)

By : Alin Almanar | on 9:20 AM October 18, 2017
Category : News, Politics, Featured

Jakarta. Twenty-seven political parties have registered with the General Elections Commission, or KPU, to compete in the legislative election in 2019, an official said on Tuesday (17/10).

A two-week period of registration ended on Monday and required documents from 10 of the registered parties, most of which are Indonesia's biggest and have participated in previous elections, were declared complete.

The remaining 17 parties were given one more day to complete their registration documents, Elections Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) official Fritz Edward Siregar said.

"The process is ongoing but parties that haven't registered beforehand can't participate," Fritz told reporters at his office in Jakarta.

Parties that have registered included the Democratic Party, Golkar, Great Indonesia Movement Party (Gerindra), Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), National Awakening Party (PAN), National Democratic Party (Nasdem), National Mandate Party (PAN), People's Conscience Party (Hanura), Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) and the United Development Party (PPP).

There were also new parties that registered with KPU this year, including the Indonesian Solidarity Party (PSI), the United Indonesian Party (Perindo) and the Peaceful and Benign Islamic Party (Idaman).

Political parties in the 2019 legislative elections are scheduled to be officially announced in February.

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