KPU Announces List of Ex-Graft Convicts Lawmaker Candidates

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Durian. The General Elections Commission, KPU, on Jan.31 announced a list of 49 former corruption convicts who ware registered as lawmaker candidates for April 2019 legislative elections.

There are 40 candidates for legislators at regional level – provincial and regency or municipal – from 12 political parties, while nine others are candidates of provincial representatives.

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Golkar with eight, Gerindra with six, Hanura, Berkarya, Democrat and PAN, Garuda with four candidates each, PKP Indonesia, Perindo, PDI-P, PKS and PBB registered one candidate each.

Only four political parties clear from the list – the National Democrat (NasDem), the Indonesian Solidarity Party (PSI), the United Development Party (PPP) and the National Awakening Party (PKB).

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) welcomed the KPU’s announcement.

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