Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Ministry of Home Affairs has continued to support the realization of a quality electoral ecosystem by working to strengthen the neutrality of state officials in implementing election stages.

"A quality electoral ecosystem needs to be built so that all parties feel they are treated fairly, both the contestants and others involved in the elections," director general of politics and public administration at the ministry, Bahtiar, said here on Tuesday.

According to him, the electoral ecosystem must be based on the principles of being general, direct, free, and confidential (Luber) as well as honest and fair (Jurdil).

He made the remarks at a webinar entitled “Maintaining the Neutrality of State Officials in the Implementation of the 2024 Election Stages,” which was a form of the ministry's support for holding the general elections.

Through more careful preparation, Bahtiar said, it is expected that the goals of the 2024 elections can be achieved.

"Electoral justice can only be upheld if all state officials, who are directly or indirectly involved, carry out their duties as stipulated in the Constitution and law," he stated.

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Meanwhile, director of national vigilance at the ministry, Sri Handoko Taruna, said that the webinar was held as a part of efforts to disseminate information on electoral rules, especially regarding the neutrality of state officials.

"To provide understanding to the webinar participants, the Ministry of Home Affairs presented a number of speakers from across ministries and institutions," Taruna added.

The webinar featured speakers from the General Elections Commission (KPU), the General Elections Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu), the Ministry of Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform, the National Civil Service Commission (KASN), the Indonesian Military, and the Police.

It was attended by executive and legislative officials from the provincial and district/city levels.

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Translator: Boyke W, Kenzu
Editor: Yuni Arisandy Sinaga
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