Mahfud Md Emphasizes the Government to Focus on Preparing the 2024 Election

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Mahfud Md emphasized that the Government remains focused on preparing for implementation Election 2024.

“So, the government is still preparing a 2024 schedule for the presidential and vice presidential elections, as well as the legislative and regional elections simultaneously. The affairs of the political parties in the DPR are welcome. We will work professionally in accordance with their duties and functions,” he said. Mahfud Md in evidence received in Jakarta, Sunday, March 20, 2022.

Regarding the discussions that arise in political parties, the DPR, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and community organizations (ormas), according to Mahfud, it is commonplace.

“That political parties, DPR, NGOs, mass organizations, want to discuss it, just discuss it. Please discuss, what the result is a political matter. However, for the Government, now it has prepared. In 2024 there will be elections for the President and Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia, the legislature, and simultaneous regional elections. We have prepared that,” Mahfud said.

On the same occasion, Mahfud Md also explained about the circulation of the plan to discuss the postponement of the election, which is planned to be held in Balikpapan, this Monday.

“Yesterday there was news in Balikpapan, he said, the Coordinating Ministry for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs invited Bawaslu, invited the KPU to discuss the issue of postponing the election. Yes, we canceled it because it would create wild issues as if the Government had an agenda, when in fact the Government wanted to explain to the public that the Government’s agenda remained. “said Mahfud Md.

Mahfud said that in a democratic country, people have the freedom to give their opinion, unlike during the New Order era, political parties and NGOs were not allowed to speak.

“This is a democratic country, during the New Order era, political parties were not allowed to talk, NGOs were also not allowed to talk, the main thing was that they were all reprimanded first. Now talk,” said Mahfud.

However, Mahfud continued, the government will work professionally and continue to prepare a schedule Election 2024 for the election of the President/Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia, the legislative and regional elections simultaneously.

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