Ministry of Home Affairs Finalizes Draft Election Perppu for Papuan DOB Accommodation – The Ministry of Home Affairs (Kemendagri) admits that it is still finalizing the draft Government Regulation in Lieu of Law (Perppu) for the General Election. This Election Perppu is to accommodate the rules regarding the implementation of the 2024 General Election in the three new autonomous regions (DOB) of Papua.

“We have had consignment meetings with election organizers and the DPR to finalize the Perppu,” said the Director General (Dirjen) of Politics and General Administration (Pol PUM) of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Bahtiar, in his statement, in Jakarta, Friday (11/4/2022).

Bahtiar also admitted that his party had listened to various aspirations from the election organizers which would later be accommodated in the Perppu. “We have heard input from the KPU and Bawaslu, including the number of electoral districts and so on. In the near future, God willing, it will be completed,” said Bahtiar.

For him, as stated in Article 20 of Law (UU) Numbers 14, 15, and 16 of 2022, it is mandated that provisions regarding the filling of seats in the DPR RI, DPD RI, DPR South Papua, Central Papua, and Papua Mountains be further regulated in the Law. regarding elections. The mandate regarding the filling of seats in the DPR RI, DPD RI and DPRD is as a result of the formation of the three new autonomous regions.

Thus, he said, three new autonomous regions must be included in the 2024 Simultaneous Election in accordance with the mandate of the Law on the establishment of the new autonomous region. Previously, a Deputy Minister of Home Affairs, John Wempi Wetipo, had officially submitted aggregate population data per sub-district (DAK2) to the General Elections Commission (KPU) on October 14, 2022.

Wempi explained that DAK2 based on population data in the first semester of 2022 amounted to 275,961,267 people. The number consists of 138,999,966 men and 136,361,271 women spread over 37 provinces, including 3 new autonomous regions in Papua, and 514 districts/cities and 7,266 sub-districts.

“The number of residents per sub-district will be used to determine the electoral district. Meanwhile, the list of potential voters for the election (DP4) which will be used as a basic database of voter data will be submitted in December 2022,” said Deputy Minister John.

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