Encouraging Participation from the Beginning
Only six political parties have provided the complete documents required to partake in the 2024 general elections. Public participation during the elections must be encouraged from the political-party-registration phase.
JAKARTA, KOMPAS – Nine political parties have registered with the General Elections Commission (KPU) to partake in the 2024 general elections on the first-day registrations opened on Monday (1/8/2022). However, only six political parties have provided the complete required documents. The KPU was also asked to disclose all the required documents so that the public could monitor the process. Transparency is believed to increase public participation during the elections in addition to eliminating the potential for fraud.
As Kompas observed at the KPU office in Jakarta on Monday, the atmosphere on the first day of political parties’ registrations was high-spirited. Not only were political-party executives present to submit their required documents, but they were also accompanied by political-party members. The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), as the first political party to register, even brought a marching band accompanied by a line of PDI-P cadres, some of whom wore traditional attire from several regions. The Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) also displayed the Betawi palang pintu (doorstop) tradition and exchange of pantun when PKS administrators arrived at the KPU office.