Dio Suhenda (Jakarta Post)
Mon 11 April 2022
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has declared that general elections will be held as scheduled on February 14, 2024, quashing rumors that his government is trying to delay the elections and extend his term beyond the constitutional limit.
“Let the people know that the stages and timetables for the concurrent general and regional elections have been set,” the president said on Sunday during a Cabinet meeting on the 2024 concurrent general and regional elections.
“These need to be clarified to avoid speculation […] whether the government is trying to delay elections or speculation about an extension of the presidential term and also a third term.
The Cabinet meeting was held at Bogor Palace in West Java and was attended by, among others, the Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs, Mahfud MD, the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and of Investment, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, the Minister in charge of the coordination of economic affairs, Airlangga Hartarto, and the Minister of the Interior, Tito. Karnavian.
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