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Thursday, 02 February 2023 09:42

Election is a mutual responsibility

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The Election Organizer Honorary Council (DKPP) along with 12 election activists, including Migrant Care, the Indonesian Women's Coalition and the Association for Elections and Democracy (Perludem) on Monday (30/1), declared Towards Ethical and Integrity Elections for the Implementation of the 2024 Simultaneous General Elections and Regional Head Elections.

Member of Election Organizer Honorary Council, J.Kristiadi explained, the contents of the declaration emphasized that elections are a manifestation of people's sovereignty, which are carried out by upholding ethics, integrity and competence in managing the nation's noble values. Therefore, the 2024 Simultaneous General Election and Regional Head Elections are expected to be proof of the maturity of the Indonesian people in practicing democratic life with dignity and justice.

On the same day, the Election Supervisory Board (Bawaslu) visited the Central Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI), in Jakarta. The visit by five Election Supervisory Board leaders is to invite the ulema council to be involved in making the 2024 Election and Regional Head Elections run peacefully, coolly, conducively, with integrity, honesty, fairness and dignity.

In the meeting, the ulama counciI also stated that it agreed to participate in the declaration of a peaceful interfaith election that rejects the politicization of identity, the politicization of ethnicity; religion; race; and intergroup, and counteracting hoaxes (fake news).

The Coordinator of the Prevention, Community Participation and Public Relations Division of Election Supervisory Board, Lolly Suhenty, expressed the need for the supervisory board and ulama counciI to take strategic steps together. According to Suhenty, one of the focuses of Election Supervisory Board this year is strengthening the citizen forum.

Previously, the General Elections Commission (KPU) in the regions had also declared a peaceful 2024 general election. From this, it can be seen that the election organizers have a strong desire to make the 2024 elections to take place safely and peacefully. They invite non-governmental organizations to support this effort.

Indeed, the success of the elections is not only the task of its organizers. Safe and peaceful elections are a shared responsibility, the responsibility of all Indonesian people, because the future of this nation is also determined by the success of the 2024 elections.

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