Protect Healthy Democracy
Protecting public health and a healthy democracy must be the General Elections Commission’s (KPU) uncompromised main priority this year.
Protecting public health and a healthy democracy must be the General Elections Commission’s (KPU) uncompromised main priority this year. In a meeting on Wednesday (27/5/2020) between the House of Representatives Commission II, the KPU, the Elections Supervisory Body (Bawaslu), the Elections Organization Ethics Council (DKPP) and Home Ministry Tito Karnavian as government representative, it was agreed that simultaneous elections would go on in 270 regions amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
A letter from the national Covid-19 mitigation task force was among the points of consideration. The letter cited that there was no end in sight for the Covid-19 pandemic. Therefore, the stages leading to the 2020 regional elections can go on with strict adherence to Covid-19 health protocols. Commitment from all relevant parties is required for this agreement. Among the important variables to curb the disease’s spread is through minimizing people’s interactions and mobility.