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.
JAKARTA, KOMPAS — 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.