Jakarta (ANTARA) - The General Elections Commission (KPU) must meet at least four key indicators to ensure election integrity, according to an official from the Association for Elections and Democracy (Perludem).

Perludem's executive director, Khoirunnisa Nur Agustyati, told ANTARA on Tuesday that the four key indicators are transparency, accountability, honesty, and accuracy.

She added that the KPU must meet those four indicators to gain public trust and legitimacy.

Agustyati explained that transparency in all processes of the elections will prompt the public to accept all the processes carried out by the KPU.

"To this end, the KPU needs to be transparent in all stages of elections," she said.

Furthermore, she added, transparency will prevent the spread of disinformation, such as the ballot rigging allegations during the 2019 general elections.

She stressed that the KPU must also show accountability, honesty, and accuracy to ensure high-quality elections that are held with integrity.

She also urged the General Election Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) to also be transparent, accountable, honest, and accurate.

Earlier on Monday, Agustyati had criticized the format of the first vice presidential debate held on Friday (December 22), which placed the candidates' supporters behind the presidential and vice presidential candidate pairs.

According to her, the presence of supporters in large numbers can make the atmosphere at debate venues noisy.

Indonesia will hold the general elections on February 14, 2024, with an estimated 204.8 million voters.

During the elections, Indonesians will elect a president and vice president, as well as members of the House of Representatives (DPR), Regional Representatives Council (DPD), and Regional Legislative Councils (DPRD) at the province, city, and district levels.

Three pairs of presidential and vice presidential candidates are contesting the elections: Anies Baswedan-Muhaimin Iskandar, Prabowo Subianto-Gibran Rakabuming Raka, and Ganjar Pranowo-Mahfud MD.

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