Commission II DPR RI will immediately check whether the replacement for Hasyim Asyari is suitable

Commission II DPR RI will immediately check the eligibility of Hasyim Asy'ari's replacement
Hasyim Asy’ari who was dishonorably discharged as a member of the Indonesian General Election Commission (KPU) (MI/Usman Iskandar)

PRESIDENT Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has signed Presidential Decree (Keppres) No. 73P dated July 9, 2024 regarding the dishonorable dismissal of Hasyim Asy’ari as a member of the Indonesian General Election Commission (KPU).

This was conveyed by Presidential Special Staff Coordinator Ari Dwipayana in a short message to journalists in Jakarta on Wednesday (10/7).

In response, Mardani Ali Sera, member of Commission II DPR RI Mardani Ali Sera, said that his party appreciated the presidential decree on Hasyim’s dismissal, which was issued quickly.

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Mardani then stressed that Commission II would immediately hold a meeting with the Indonesian General Election Commission (KPU) to determine Hasyim’s replacement.

“Secondly, Commission II will meet soon to determine a simple mechanism. We will meet and then we will check the suitability of the replacement,” Mardani said on Wednesday (10/7).

Meanwhile, the Coalition of Communities Concerned for Women’s Representation (KMPKP) asked President Joko Widodo to immediately accelerate the process of interim replacement (PAW) of Hasyim Asy’ari as commissioner of the Indonesian General Election Commission (KPU).

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The President was also encouraged to consistently appoint the next candidate, namely Iffa Rosita, as Hasyim’s replacement.

According to KMPKP representative Titi Anggraini, the acceleration of the PAW and inauguration process should be expedited given the heavy workload of the KPU elections after 2024. This is because the KPU is currently holding the 2024 Pilkada stages, with the voting day approaching on November 27.

It is known that during the fit and proper test held by Commission II of the DPR RI over four days in mid-February 2022, Iffa was ranked ninth under Viryan.

However, Viryan is the commissioner of the Indonesian KPU for the period 2017-2022. However, Viryan died on May 21, 2022 due to illness. Therefore, after Hasyim’s resignation, the position of member of the Indonesian KPU should be filled by Iffa, who is currently a member of the East Kalimantan KPU. (Ykb/Z-7)

Abdillah M. Marzuqi

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