PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION OF IOFC INDONESIA 2016
Initiatives of Change (IofC) Indonesia held a democratic party, from the 1 to 29 October 2016, to elect a president for the term 2016 – 2020. This is the second presidential general election for IofC Indonesia since 2014.
To hold this election, Board Members of IofC Indonesia formed a General Election Commission consisting of a chairperson, Yudi Septiawan, and four other members namely Siti Zaetun, Miftahul Huda, Dinnie Hijrie and Anne Rufaida. They worked together for one and a half months for this general election. An online election was applied to this election to accommodate IofC Indonesia friends. The sequence for the general election was - nomination of candidates by voters, confirmation of the selected candidates, open discussions with the selected candidates, and the presidential election.
In the nomination process, there were nine names nominated for the President. Then, the committee verified the names and announced two names, Nenden and Irna, as the selected candidates. Meanwhile, voters nominating the names for president were determined by some criteria such as former core team members and some active members. There were 39 selected voters including both candidates.
On 29 October 2016, the committee officially announced Irna as the new President of Initiatives of Change Indonesia for the term 2016 – 2020.
Yudi, the chairperson of KPU, said, “Alhamdulillah, this election has run well as we hoped it would. My expectation is only one, that the new President can engage all IofC Indonesia's team members and other NGOs to work together as partners. No matter who became the president; one thing that we are pursuing is IofC Indonesia's Golden Goal 2020. Let’s make it happen together!”
Reported by Yudi Septiawan