Indonesia leader backs election body appeal against court ruling calling for poll delay

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JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo said on Monday he supports the country’s election commission in mounting an appeal against a controversial court ruling that calls for the 2024 presidential and general elections to be delayed. His comments come after a Jakarta district court last week ordered the national poll body (KPU) to halt all election preparations on the back of a procedural complaint by an obscure party. The court’s decision has reignited a debate in the world’s third-largest democracy about extending the president’s time in office, which is limited to two five-yea…

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