President receives KPU executive board members at Merdeka Palace

President receives KPU executive board members at Merdeka Palace

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) held a meeting with members of the General Election Commission (KPU) executive board at the Merdeka Palace in Jakarta on Monday (11-10-2019). ANTARA/Bayu Prasetyo

In line with Law No. 7 of 2017, the KPU is obliged to report on the implementation of the presidential and legislative elections (to the president). Today, we fulfilled the obligation as set forth in the law.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) received several members of the General Election Commission (KPU) executive board at the Merdeka Palace in Jakarta on Monday.

At the meeting that began at around 9:30 a.m. local time, KPU Chief Arief Budiman reported on the implementation of the presidential and legislative elections held on April 17, 2019, to the president.

"In line with Law No. 7 of 2017, the KPU is obliged to report on the implementation of the presidential and legislative elections (to the president). Today, we fulfilled the obligation as set forth in the law," Budiman remarked at the meeting.

During the meeting, Budiman also handed over a report on the implementation of general elections to the head of state.

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In addition to the implementation of the presidential and legislative elections, the KPU and president also discussed simultaneous regional head elections to be organized next year.

Budiman unveiled a plan to discuss good governance of the KPU.

During the meeting, the president was accompanied by Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Mahfud MD, Minister of Home Affairs Tito Karnavian, Minister/State Secretary Pratikno, and Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung.

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