•   Sabtu, 7 Desember 2019
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Jokowi and Prabowo Potentially Break the Campaign Rules

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Fritz Edward Siregar


SURABAYAPAGI.com - Members of the Election Supervisory Body (Bawaslu) Fritz Edward Siregar said, his party would review the exposure of the vision and mission delivered by Jokowi’s presidential candidate and Prabowo presidential candidate.
According to Bawaslu, there is the potential for the presentation of the vision and mission of the participants of this election to violate the prohibition on the campaign outside the schedule.
Fritz said that his party had begun to study the exposure of Jokowi’s vision and mission which was aired by a number of television stations on Sunday night (13/1).
"We have agreed that we are still in our study. Then because this is related to television, we will coordinate with the KPI. But the meeting with the new KPI on Wednesday (1/16), we will make a review of what is shown if it is possible there will be a mechanism of finding "administrative violations or findings of criminal violations," Fritz explained when contacted on Tuesday (15/1).
In addition, continued Fritz, Bawaslu and KPI will also review the presentation of the vision and mission delivered by Prabowo in a national speech which was also broadcast by a number of television stations late Monday.
"Having Mr. Jokowi and Mr. Prabowo who could be subject to (article) violations (campaign). This article can be applied to television stations that broadcast, Jokowi-Ma’ruf TKN and Prabowo-Sandiaga’s BPN. Because when seen the law targets everyone, "he stressed.
The rule referred to is Article 492 of the Election Law Number 7 of 2017, which reads’ Every person who intentionally conducts an Election Campaign outside the schedule set by the KPU, Provincial KPU, and KPU l (Regency / City for each Election Participant referred to in Article 276 paragraph (2), shall be punished with a maximum of 1 (one) year imprisonment and a maximum fine of Rp 12 milion.
"So the campaign article can be out of schedule," said Fritz.
Based on the Election Law Number 7 of 2017, in article 274 the vision, mission and program are forms of campaign material.
Then, in PKPU No. 23 of 2018, states that the campaign in the mass media may only be held since March 24 and ends April 13, 2019. Thus, the campaign in the mass media is only scheduled for 21 days before the day of voting for the 2019 Election. rk

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