“We want an election with integrity not only in the signed statements but also with integrity on the ground and in reality.” #aminkanIndonesia
JAKARTA | KBA – Presidential candidate number 1, Anies Baswedan, and his running mate Abdul Muhaimin Iskandar (Gus Imin) attended the National Coordination Meeting of Sentra Gakkumdu or Integrated Law Enforcement conducted by the Election Supervisory Body (Bawaslu) on Monday, November 27, 2023. At the event, Anies and Gus Imin signed a fact of integrity and commitment to a democratic and dignified 2024 Election.
Anies, given the opportunity to speak, emphasized that all parties, from organizers and supervisors to election and presidential election participants, must commit to conducting fair and democratic elections. There should be zero tolerance for fraud. “We want an election with integrity not only in the signed statements but also with integrity on the ground and in reality,” Anies firmly stated.
Anies specifically requested Bawaslu to be firm against those who commit election-related criminal offenses. The Bawaslu leaders and all parties involved in the election process should be more serious in disciplining any subordinates who violate the rules. “Protecting the election is not about securing votes for a party or a presidential candidate, but about safeguarding the voices of the nation’s children who want to protect their country,” said Anies.
In recent months, public discussions have expressed concerns about potential dishonesty and fraud in the upcoming presidential and legislative elections.
“There’s been a decline in public trust leading up to this election. Let’s restore the people’s trust in the election organizers. Of course, this should be answered with neutrality and consistency, so that the suspicions developing among the public can be dispelled,” Anies said, greeted with applause.
The candidate endorsed by Nasdem, PKS, and PKB also called for massive public participation in all stages of the election process. The voting rights exercised at polling stations should be monitored up to the higher-level vote counting.
“We invite all citizens to help supervise. Let’s monitor, let’s be witnesses so that the people’s voices are preserved and what becomes their aspiration eventually emerges from the presidential election,” Anies elaborated.
According to Anies, signs and potential violations must be prevented as early as possible. Any violation, no matter how small, must be dealt with firmly by Bawaslu and related state institutions.
“So that violations are not subsequently considered permissible. If violations are ignored, they will be seen as allowable. If deviations, even small ones, are left unchecked, they will deviate further and be considered permissible. That’s what I mean, if it looks slightly off course, it must be corrected,” Anies concluded. (kba)