Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Youth and Sports Minister Andi Mallarangeng hoped that the Indonesian Football Association (PSSI) congress to elect its general chairman for the 2011-2015 period will run as scheduled on May 20, 2011.

"The congress must be conducted as scheduled and in line with the stages that have been set by FIFA. The government did not recognize all forms of settlement of disputes outside the framework as the rival congress," he said here on Sunday.

The congress stages that have been set by FIFA cover the setting up of election committee which is directly handled by the normalization committee, the election appeal committee and implementation of the congress.

Previously, the minister said the "Normalization Committee has been assigned to hold the congress stages. So that all parties should accept the decision of the committee. "It is clear that we will not support a rival congress," he said.

In addition, Andi Mallarangeng said that the congress must be carried out in accordance with the statutes of FIFA, its Standard Electoral Code, and the Statutes of PSSI so that all the dynamics proceed in the right corridor.

According to him, the differences of views and establishment of the prospective general chairman, vice chairman, and members of the EXCO are dynamics. The government assumes that it is a democratic process that needs to be respected by all the relevant parties.

"The government hopes that all differences can be settled at the soccer top forum namely the PSSI congress," the former presidential spokesman said.

Data obtained from the normalization committee showed that 19 names are candidates for the general chairmanship, 16 names are to be elected for deputy general chairmanship.

Editor: Priyambodo RH
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