Mantu Amien Rais who is also the General Leader of the Ummah Party Ridho Rahmadi sue the presidential candidacy threshold rule (presidential threshold) in Article 222 of the Election Law. Ridho followed Gatot Nurmantyo and a number of figures who have previously filed a similar lawsuit to the Constitutional Court (MK).
Ridho filed the lawsuit together with the Secretary General of the Ummat Party A. Muhajir. They appointed a number of attorneys, including Refly Harun and Denny Indrayana.
Through a lawsuit registered with number 4/PUU/PAN.MK/AP3/01/2022, Ridho asked the Court to cancel the presidential threshold. He considered that the regulation was not in accordance with the 1945 Constitution.
“Declaring Article 222 of Law Number 7 of 2017 concerning General Elections (State Gazette of the Republic of Indonesia of 2017 Number 182, Supplement to the State Gazette of the Republic of Indonesia Number 6109) is contrary to the 1945 Constitution of the Republic of Indonesia and has no binding legal force, ” read the petition for Ridho and Muhajir’s lawsuit, quoted from a copy of the document on the MK’s official website.
Ridho argued that the provisions of the presidential threshold are contrary to article 6 paragraph (2), article 6A paragraph (2), article 6A paragraph (3), article 6A paragraph (4), article 6A paragraph (5), article 22E paragraph (1), article 28D paragraph (1), article 28D paragraph (3), article 28J paragraph (1), and article 28J paragraph (2) of the 1945 Constitution.
He feels that the presidential threshold is not in accordance with the principles of legal certainty and justice. According to him, the regulation has violated the constitutional rights of the Ummat Party in nominating presidential candidates.
“The application of the threshold in the presidential nomination (presidential threshold) has implications for neglecting and/or violating the constitutional rights of the Ummat Party, in casu the Petitioner, as a political party that has the function of channeling the aspirations and/or opinions of the public in nominating a presidential candidate (right to be a candidate). ) in the 2024 general election,” said Ridho and Muhajir.
Previously, a number of figures filed a lawsuit over the presidential threshold regulation in Article 222 of the Election Law. They both asked for the regulation to be removed from the Indonesian electoral system.
The article stipulates that nominations for president and vice president are carried out by political parties or coalitions of political parties. Candidates for president and vice president can be promoted as long as political parties or a combination of political parties have 25 percent of the total valid national vote or 20 percent of the seats in the DPR.
Several figures who have filed similar lawsuits are Gatot Nurmantyo, Ferry Juliantono, and Fahira Idris. The first trial of Gatot’s lawsuit will be held by the Constitutional Court today.
(dhf / gil)
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