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TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Researcher at the Association for Elections and Democracy (Perludem) Fadli Ramadhanil said the increase in the number of 2024 election dispute lawsuits at the Constitutional Court (MK) showed the increasingly poor quality of election administration. According to him, there are two sides that can be observed from the increase in the 2024 election result dispute lawsuit or PHPU at the Constitutional Court.

“The first side of the graph of the increase in applications at the Constitutional Court shows that there is hope that citizens as election participants are trying to restore the purity of election votes,” Fadli said in a discussion with the theme “Monitoring PHPU Legislative Elections in 2024” through a zoom meeting, on Wednesday, June 19, 2024. The discussion was held by Andalas University together with Perludem.

Reporting from the official mkri.id page, there is an increasing graph since 2014, 2019, and 2024. In 2014, the Constitutional Court processed 297 cases, then 2019 dropped to 262 cases. Then in 2024 there was a significant increase, namely there were 299 cases filed with details of 285 DPR / DPRD cases, 12 DPD cases, and finally 2 PHPU Presidential Election cases.

The increase in the number of lawsuits shows that more and more election participants are aware of fraud in the process of organizing elections that have an impact on the final results of the vote count. “Suing the Constitutional Court is the last resort to purify the voters’ votes,” said Fadli.

On the other hand, the increase in the lawsuit has shown that public awareness has increased in seeing election violations. According to him, people realize that there are mistakes in the implementation of elections. “So the more people who file, the more people are not satisfied with the process and results of the election organizers,” he said.

In addition, there are three crucial issues regarding the nomination process that were later brought to the Constitutional Court. The first is the issue of the 30 percent quota for women that must be met by every political party in all electoral districts.

Then the second issue is the issue of ex-convicts who have not finished serving a 5-year gap, but are given the opportunity to run in the 2024 elections. “The third issue is the issue of Irman Gusman’s application to the Constitutional Court and he is entitled to participate in the Re-voting (PSU) election in DPD West Sumatera.”


This article has been published on Tempo.co with the title “The Number of PHPU Increases at the Constitutional Court, Perludem Says It’s Proof that the Election Organization is Getting Worse”, https://nasional.tempo.co/read/1881810/jumlah-phpu-meningkat-di-mk-perludem-sebut-jadi-bukti-penyelenggaraan-pemilu-semakin-memburuk