Wednesday, 23 October 2019

ACTA Reports Jokowi to Bawaslu for Alleged Campaign Violation

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  • Incumbent president Joko Widodo shakes hands with presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto after the first presidential debate at Bidakara Hotel, Jakarta, Thursday, January 17, 2019. ANTARA

    Incumbent president Joko Widodo shakes hands with presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto after the first presidential debate at Bidakara Hotel, Jakarta, Thursday, January 17, 2019. ANTARA

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Advocates under the Advokat Cinta Tanah Air (ACTA) group or homeland-loving advocates have officially lodged a report to the Elections Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) against incumbent president Joko “Jokowi” Widodo for an alleged campaign violation of utilizing a state-owned facility. 

    “We reported Pak Jokowi on a hidden campaign he did at the government-run TV station TVRI on Sunday at 20:30 local time. We suspected him of violating the Election Law,” said ACTA deputy chair Dahlan Pido at the Bawaslu office today. 

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    According to Dahlan, Jokowi explained his candidacy program in a 30-minute TV program entitled Visi Presiden, or presidential visions.

    ACTA was against Jokowi's explanation of his 13 million unit housing program aired by TVRI on January 13, 2019, and across a number of private TV stations. 

    Dahlan maintained that ACTA saw Jokowi’s statement as a means of a campaign, whereas the KPU ruled that campaigns can only be broadcast in mass-media 21 days before the end of the campaign period. “This means that you can only do that in March,” he said. 

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