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Five-Year Waiting Period Should Be Included in Perppu

The Regulation in Lieu of Law (Perppu) on general elections, currently being drafted, should also include the Constitutional Court's decision to impose a five-year waiting period for ex-convicts.

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DIAN DEWI PURNAMASARI, REBIYYAH SALASAH
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Constitutional Justice Suhartoyo (right) reads the verdict at the Constitutional Court (MK) Building, Jakarta, Wednesday (30/11/2022). The Constitutional Court added that a five-year waiting period is required for former convicts if they wish to run for office as candidates for the legislature.
ADRYAN YOGA PARAMADWYA

Constitutional Justice Suhartoyo (right) reads the verdict at the Constitutional Court (MK) Building, Jakarta, Wednesday (30/11/2022). The Constitutional Court added that a five-year waiting period is required for former convicts if they wish to run for office as candidates for the legislature.

JAKARTA, KOMPAS โ€” The government is expected to include a Constitutional Court decision regarding the five-year waiting period for ex-convicts to become candidates for members of the House of Representatives (DPR) in the Draft Government Regulation in Lieu of Law (Perppu) on General Elections. Not only that, the waiting period should also be imposed on ex-convicts who wish to become candidates for members of the Regional Legislative Council (DPRD).

Researcher on Constitution and Democracy Initiative, Ihsan Maulana, when contacted on Thursday (1/12/2022), is of the view that the government should incorporate the substance of the Constitutional Court (MK) decision Number 87/PUU-XX/2022 in Draft Government Regulation in Lieu of Law (Perppu) on Elections.

Editor:
SYAHNAN RANGKUTI
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