Ketum PAN: Why Campaign Up To 5 Months? 2 Weeks Is Enough But The TV Advertisement Is Funded By The Government
Chairman of the National Mandate Party Zulkifli Hasan/PHOTO: Wardhany Tsa Tsia-VOI

JAKARTA - Chairman of the National Mandate Party (PAN) Zulkifli Hasan assesses the implementation of the campaign during the general election (election) should be shortened. According to him, five months for the implementation of the contestation stage is too long.

"The campaign should not take too long. Why should the campaign take up to five months, just two weeks," Zulhas told reporters at the ACLC KPK building, Rasuna Said, South Jakarta, Wednesday, May 25.

Two weeks, he continued, was actually enough for a campaign to promote election participants.

Zulhas also asked the government to pay all campaign costs. Including, for advertising.

"But it's financed by the government, the TV is advertised, that's right," he said.

It didn't stop there, Zulkifli also said that the government should pay the witness fees. Thus, political parties do not need to spend deep money.

"It is the witness who incriminates the political party. Well, we thank you, in fact, it was proposed by the KPK first, the witness was financed by the state," said the Deputy Chair of the MPR.

As previously reported, the General Elections Commission (KPU) Commissioner Mochammad Afifuddin said the 2024 General Election (Election) stage would begin on June 14, 2022. The steps towards the five-year democratic party will be implemented immediately.

Afifuddin said some members of the DPR and the government proposed a 90-day campaign period. However, this has an impact or has the potential to sacrifice time for handling disputes at Bawaslu and at the State Administrative Court (PTUN).

For that reason, then a new option appears, which is 75 days. The KPU will emphasize on two aspects, namely that the government must help with many things, including the Presidential Regulation (Perpres) on Procurement of Logistics, Shipping, and so on.

Second, regarding the electoral justice or people who submit objections/disputes the election has a long enough time. However, all of these things are still being simulated by the KPU in order to find the best possibility.

Afifuddin said that in early August 2022 the registration of political parties had begun. This step is one of the important milestones regarding the excitement of the election. Next, on December 14, 2022, the determination of the political parties participating in the 2024 General Election.

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