The Jakarta General Election Commission (KPU) proposed commissioner replacement. This is because the current formation is deemed already too long.
" Commissioner replacement was from Jakarta KPU. So we granted it"
"Commissioner replacement was from Jakarta KPU. So we granted it," expressed Jakarta Governor, Basuki T Purnama, at City Hall, Wednesday (1/13).
He disclosed, the authority to replace KPU commissioner lies in Jakarta Provincial Government. Beforehand, there must be a proposal from Jakarta KPU first.
Currently, Jakarta KPU is led by Sumarno, with four members are Dahlia Umar, M Fadillah, Betty Epsilon Idroos, and Moch Sidik.
In the upcoming 2017, the city is about to hold regional elections (pilkada) simultaneously. Basuki also denies such replacement related with the upcoming Pilkada.