Klinik Farma – Electoral Supervisory Authority (Bawaslu) Member Lolli Suhenty said the Constitutional Court (CC) will review the timing of the election stages in deciding cases regarding the minimum age limit for presidential and vice presidential candidates sued by the Indonesian Solidarity Party (PSI). ).
“If the Constitutional Court can make quick decisions, the Constitutional Court should have calculated the impact on the current stages,” Lolly said in Sukabumi, West Java on Friday (04/07/2023).
According to him, the Constitutional Court should pay attention to the stages of the 2024 elections, because the results of the decision on the minimum age limit for presidential and vice presidential candidates will be immediately monitored by the General Electoral Commission (CPU) and Bawaslu as the organizers of the elections.
“Even if the decision of the Constitutional Court comes down, for example, to satisfying a request, then the CPU should automatically follow this so that it does not technically interfere with the current stages,” Lolli said.
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It should be noted that Case No. 29/PUU-XXI/2023 was filed by the Indonesian Solidarity Party (PSI/Applicant I) and a number of individual Indonesian nationals, namely Anthony Vinza Probovo (Applicant II), Danik Eka Rahmaningtyas (Applicant III), Dedek Prayudi (Applicant IV) and Mikhail Gorbachev (Applicant V).
They sued article 169, paragraph q, of the Electoral Law No. 7 of 2017, which reads: “Requirements to become a presidential candidate and a vice presidential candidate.” Age not younger than 40 (forty) years.
The petitioners requested that the minimum age limit for presidential and vice presidential candidates be set at 35, provided that these young leaders have experience running as presidential and vice presidential candidates.