Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Presidential Election Disputes

On Tuesday 4 August the second and third winners of the Presidential Election on 8 July have presented their complaints with the Constitutional Court (MK).

Both of them, Megawati and Jusuf Kalla, claimed that there has been foul plays in the election i.e. existence of millions of fake votes making the election results illegitimate, therefore a second round of election should be held.
However, they both claimed that each of them should be the second winner of the election, therefore eligible to run for the second election.

On 23 July, the General Election Commission (KPU) announced that incumbent President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) won with 73,874,562 votes (60.8%), Megawati came in second with 32,548,105 votes (26.8%), and Jusuf Kalla third with 15,081,814 votes (12.4%).
The Presidential Election Law requires a candidate to win 51% of the votes, otherwise a second election must be held.
Both Megawati and Kalla teams said that their goal in disputing the results was to force a Second Election and hope to win there.

For details on the above, please click here.

Considering the above, I hope that MK would not pass a decision that would lead to a Second Election, thus avoiding additional waste of taxpayers’ money. However, if Second Election should be held, I hope that all the parties would be willing to accept whatever the result.

6 comments:

stephen said...

Yes you are right, dont waste people money and investors confidence. It is good to know this time election was run quite peacefully. Congrate!

Harry Nizam H. said...

Stephen ...
I agree. Let's hope those leaders would start thinking about the people's interests

Ron said...

They must keep the peoples interests in mind.

Harry Nizam H. said...

Ron ...
Yes, leaders should always give priority to people's interests

nathalia site said...

I think second election is a bad decision coz a waisting time and money. Whatever the result must accept and people will see who is trully winner and losser

Harry Nizam H. said...

Nathalia ..
You are very right : wasting time, money and energy.