Only One New Political Party Passes Legal Verification Process

Justice and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly announcing the results of his ministry's verification process of new political parties on Friday (07/10). (Antara Photo/Reno Esnir)

By : Erwin C Sihombing & Eko Prasetyo | on 1:01 PM October 08, 2016
Category : News, Politics

Jakarta. The Indonesian Solidarity Party, or PSI, was the only new political party to pass a verification process by the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights to become a legal body, while four others have failed.

"Only one party passed; the Indonesian Solidarity Party," Justice Minister Yasonna Laoly said during a press conference in Jakarta on Friday (07/10).

Yasonna said other new political parties, namely the Idaman Party, the People's Party, the Sovereign People's Party and the Indonesian Working People's Party, have failed to fulfill the requirements of having a regional leadership structure in each province and in 75 percent of the districts or cities and 50 percent of the sub-districts, as mandated by the Law on Political Parties.

Only the PSI has met all the requirements, which also includes having a notarial deed and national headquarters.

"Most of the parties failed to fulfill the administrative preconditions," the minister said.

Although the PSI is now a legal body, in order to participate in the 2019 general election it still needs to comply with the regulations set out by the General Elections Commission (KPU).

There are 73 political parties in Indonesia that are recognized as legal entities by the Justice Ministry.

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