Finally, the Constitutional Court Rejects the Presidential Threshold

By : Ahmad Fadli Dan Aldo Bella Putra | Thursday, January 11 2018 - 19:00 IWST

Gedung Mahkamah Konstitusi
Gedung Mahkamah Konstitusi

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - The Constitutional Court (MK) has finally rejected the lawsuit issue of the threshold of nominating the president and the vice president (presidential threshold or Pres-T). The Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court, Arief Hidayat stated in the trial of the Pres-T case in the office of the Constitutional Court, Central Jakarta, Thursday (11/1).

The trial was followed by nine judges of the Constitutional Court. Of the nine judges, two judges expressed dissenting opinion, Saldi Isra and Suhartoyo. Both of them argue that the Pres-T rule is contradictory to the Constitution 145 because it is not relevant to the electoral system in unison. In addition, the regulation provides discrimination against new political parties with the old political parties. The new political parties are not entitled to nominate candidates.

In its decision, the Constitutional Court is of the opinion that the Pres-T rule is necessary for the simplification of political parties (Political Parties). It is in line with the presidential system adopted by this nation.

"Our system is often pouted with a cynical system of presidential sense of parliamentary," said Arief.

According to the Constitutional Court, in the presidential system, the number of political parties must continue to decrease, not the other way around.

News Comment

Today's Industry

Industrial Area Ilustration

Rabu, 28 Oktober 2020 - 08:40 WIB

CFLD Develop a Strategic Industrial Area which is Supported by Seven New Infrastructures

Segye ASEAN Forum 2020 which is a series of Indonesian and Korean Manufacturing Industry Partnership forum events held, was attended virtually by more than 500 executives from well-known manufacturing…

Hilton – Asia Pacific (Photo by Hilton Asia Pacific - Posts | Facebook)

Selasa, 27 Oktober 2020 - 15:40 WIB

Waldorf Astoria to Debut in Japan with Milestone Signing In Tokyo

Set to open in 2026, Waldorf Astoria Tokyo Nihonbashi to Offer Timeless Luxury and Unrivaled Service in Japan’s Cultural Capital.

Illustration of Fintech Application

Senin, 26 Oktober 2020 - 18:55 WIB

Need for Funds Increased due to Pandemic? This is the Solution!

AdaKami is a peer-to-peer (P2P) lending operator in Indonesia that provides loan facilities (credit) without collateral through an online application.

Ian Hall - Asia-Pacific Client Services Manager, at Synopsys Software Integrity Group

Senin, 26 Oktober 2020 - 11:00 WIB

4 Steps for CISOs to Improve Their Organisation’s Application Security Program

Synopsys recently published its annual BSIMM report, created to help organisations plan, execute, measure, and improve their software security initiatives

Friedhelm Best - Vice President Asia Pacific, HIMA (Photo by HIMA)

Jumat, 23 Oktober 2020 - 14:30 WIB

Farm & Food 4.0: How Technology Is Transforming an Industry

Digitization has affected different industries, and especially now, the food and farming industries as well.