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The Constitutional Court Decision No. 90/PUU-XXI/2023 and Democratic Anomalies

On 16 October 2023, the Constitutional Court granted the judicial review petition on Article 169 letter q of Law No. 7 of 2017 concerning Elections through Constitutional Court Decision No. 90/PUU-XXI/2023. Despite the final and binding nature of the Constitutional Court's decision, which opens the opportunity for presidential (Capres) and vice-presidential (Cawapres) candidates under the age of 40 who have held or are holding regional leadership positions, this decision has sparked controversy among various groups. Among them, civil society coalitions have expressed concern that this decision may undermine the electoral process. The decision is feared to have implications on a democratic system in Indonesia. Find out more our insights about this topic in our Legal Brief publication.

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