Thejakartatimes – The Constitution and Democracy Institution (Initiative Code) predicts that the dispute over the 2018 election results in the Constitutional Court will increase compared to the 2015 and 2017 elections. Moreover, based on the results of the Initiative Code research, the tendency of election petition disputes petition in the Constitutional Court has increased.
“When viewed from the elections simultaneously in 2015 and 2017, there is a tendency to increase the application of election disputes to the Constitutional Court, therefore, we predict the dispute over the election results will also increase in elections simultaneously in 2018,” said Chairman Initiative Code Veri Junaidi during a discussion titled ” , Weight Year for the Constitutional Court “at the Office of Initiative Code, Tebet, South Jakarta, Wednesday (3/1).
In addition to Veri, there was also former Commissioner of KPU Hadar Nafis Gumay and Researcher of Wahidah Suhaib Partnership.
Veri said, in 2015, of the 264 regions that organized the pilkada simultaneously, there were 152 cases submitted to the Constitutional Court or about 56.5 percent. This number has increased in 2017 simultaneous elections. By 2017, there are 60 cases from 101 regions holding elections or 59 per cent.
“The increase in the number of cases is indeed caused by many factors, for example, in 2015, the first time to apply the threshold of the submission of the dispute to the Constitutional Court so that the paslon is still hesitant to make a dispute if the dispute has passed the threshold, therefore the percentage is less than the year after, “he explained.
In addition to the increasing trend of applications, continued Veri, disputes election results 2018 will rise if you see the process of handling disputes results in 2017. In that year, he said, the Court opened the space for cases that cross the threshold for review and disconnected to the end.
“Although at that time, the enforcement is very tight and depends on the case, such as Intan Jaya District, Puncak Jaya, Tolikara and Sarmi, Papua Province,” he said.
Not only that, said Veri, the increase in the number of cases is also due to the 2018 election to be a year of warming for the 2019 election. Therefore, according to him, political friction will be higher and reflect the 2019 election.
“So, the potential problem is high enough in every region and the possibility of many paslon is not satisfied with the result of elections so that the lawsuit results of the election to the Constitutional Court, thus the potential for submission of election disputes results 2018 higher,” he concluded. (Thejakartatimes/Elv/Source:Beritasatu)