Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Chairman of the General Election Commission (KPU), Husni Kamil Manik, received two warnings from the General Election Implementation Honorary Council (DKPP), here on Thursday, for violating the code of ethics during the 2014 presidential election.

The first warning was given to Manik because he failed to attend a plenary meeting held to announce the official results of the election. Instead, he assigned KPU Commissioner, Hadar Nafis Gumay, to represent him at the meeting.

The KPU chairman had failed to prioritize his tasks, the Council determined.

"Therefore, DKPP has decided to sanction Husni Kamil Manik as the KPU chairman by giving him a warning for not attending the plenary meeting on the results of the presidential election," Valina Singka Subekti, member of the DKPPs Judge Assembly, said.

The second warning was given to Manik and other KPU Commissioners for giving instructions to open the ballot boxes in regions before instructions from the Constitutional Court (MK).

The KPU Commissioners are Hadar Nafis Gumay, Ida Budhiati, Arief Budiman, Juri Ardiantoro, Ferry Kurnia Rizkiyansyah and Sigit Pamungkas.

DKPP asked the Election Supervisory Body to supervise the implementation of the sanction.

DKPP announced 13 decisions out of 16 cases concerning complaints on non-implementation of rules in the election, Chairman of DKPP, Jimly Asshiddiqie, said.

Indonesia held democratic presidential elections on July 9, 2014, contested by two presidential candidates - Prabowo Subianto and Joko "Jokowi" Widodo.

The first-ever head-to-head presidential race caused tension and triggered a countrywide divide.

On July 22, the General Election Commission officially announced that the Jokowi-JK pair had won the 2014 presidential election.

The Jokowi-JK pair won 53.15 percent of the votes, while the Prabowo Subianto-Hatta Rajasa pair garnered 46.85 percent.

However, Prabowo had rejected the result, alleging massive fraud. On July 25, the Prabowo-Hatta pair filed a lawsuit at the MK, challenging the result.

The MK was scheduled to announce a verdict on August 21, 2014.

Editor: Ella Syafputri
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