UB Holds BONSAI Raising the Theme “Post Election Political Projection”

Brawijaya University (UB) held a Casual Talk and Chat (BONSAI) with Experts bringing the theme Post-Election Political Projections, Tuesday (27/2/2024).

The two speakers presented at BONSAI this time were the Law Expert of Election, Prof. Dr. Muchamad Ali Safaat, SH., MH and Political Observer, Wawan Sobari, S.IP., MA., Ph.D.

Prof. Ali in this activity explained that the voting process which was carried out on February 14 was not finished. There were still several stages after the election, and there are possible legal cases that could arise.

“After the voting, the numbers are counted starting from the provincial to national polling stations up to the KPU, which is where the formal legal candidates for president, vice president, members of the DPR, DPD and DPRD are legally selected. And if a dispute or disagreement occurs during that period, it will fall under the authority of the Constitutional Court,” he said.

Prof. Ali added, if no one reports disputes or election disputes then the previous process will only be considered as political dynamics or learning

“Regarding disputes over election results is a legal institution that is provided at the end of the process after determining the election results. In this case, I provide an important view to remain open even though many observers say the difference is very large. This can prove the role and function of the Constitutional Court. Then, whatever the results will be, it will be important in political education in Indonesia in order to improve the upcoming election process,” said Prof. Ali.

Meanwhile, Wawan Sobari conveyed the 2024 government building model and predictions for future coalitions and opposition.

The FISIP political science lecturer added that the situation or description of post-election conditions shows that these activities are not running silently but openly.

“If there is fraud, the Constitutional Court will decide. This is a form of demonstration as a form of democratic rule of law. We must respect if there is an election dispute.

“It will influence the world of politics in the future, the context of what kind of opposition or coalition is built or a government that has checks and balances between the winning government and the opposition,” he said. (OKY/UB PR/ Trans. Iir)