Jakarta. Indonesia is scheduled to hold presidential, legislative and simultaneous regional elections over the next two years.
The General Elections Commission (KPU) issued draft regulations on regional polls in October last year, which prompted political parties to start recruiting candidates to represent them on the regional, provincial and national level.
Some of the bigger parties have already selected their prospective candidates for the general election.
The following is the schedule of the regional, legislative and presidential elections.
# Oct. 3-16, 2017: Registration of political parties.
# Jan. 8-10, 2018: Registration of governor, mayor and head of district candidates.
# Feb. 17, 2018: Determination of political parties’ eligibility to participate in the elections.
# July 2-8, 2018: Registration of Regional Representative Council (DPD) candidates.
# Sept. 21-23, 2018: Announcement of confirmation of the DPD candidate list.
# July 4-17, 2018: Registration of House of Representatives (DPR) and Provincial Legislative Council (DPRD) candidates.
# Sept. 21-23, 2018: Announcement of confirmation of DPR and DPRD candidate lists.
# Aug. 4-10, 2018: Registration of presidential and vice-presidential candidate pairs.
# Sept. 20, 2018: Announcement of candidate pairs for the presidential election.
# Sept. 21, 2018: Announcement of candidate numbers for the presidential election.
# Sept. 23, 2018-April 13, 2019: Campaign period for legislative and presidential candidates.
# April 14-16, 2019: End of campaigning.
# April 17, 2019: Legislative and presidential elections.
# April 25-May 22, 2019: Recapitulation and announcement of national election results.
# July-August 2019: Inauguration of newly elected provincial and local DPRD members.
# August-September 2019: Inauguration of newly elected DPR and DPD members.
# Aug. 7, 2019: Second round of the presidential election (if required).