Indonesia’s election body appeals against court order to delay 2024 poll

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JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia’s election commission on Friday launched an appeal against a controversial court ruling that ordered it to delay the 2024 presidential and general polls, officials said. The commission will argue against a court decision that has reignited debate over extending President Joko Widodo’s time in office, which is limited to two five-year terms by the constitution and should end next year. Senior politicians, activists and legal experts have warned delaying the 2024 election could threaten nearly 25 years of democratic reforms brought in after decades of authoritarian …

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