2013 Indokistani presidential election
Indokistani presidential election was took place in a week period between 23–30 June 2013 to elect new president of Indokistan that will succeed Mustafa Hakim as head of state and governement for the Republic.
|Federal State of Indokistan
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On the election, two politicians ran as presidential candidates. They were Tian Abdurrahman from state of Bobodolands and Rayhan Haikal from Cussex Region. The two candidates registered to the electoral commission. It was the first time that Indokistani presidential candidates did not hailed from Indokistan proper.
Incumbent president Mustafa Hakim was not eligible to run due to restriction on consecutive term.
On this election, the number of voters was only five, less than the voters in the previous election. Most voters concentrated in Central Indokistan, with three registered voters, followed by Bobodolands and Cussex Region, each with one voter.
On this election, the inactive state of Wirasena did not register any voters. Yet because the majority of Indokistani did register to vote, the election result remains legal despite only three states joined the election.
Due to pressure from the National Forum to immediately held an election because of continuous delay from the initial date set on April 2013, the election was seen to be held hastily. The electoral commision decided 23 June as the first day of the election, just a week after the forum's decision to hold the election.
Consequently, the electoral commision only gave three days for candidates for their campaign to promote their programmes.
By the precedent started in 2011, the electoral commision encouraged candidates to publish their presidential manifesto, locally known as "Presidential note" (Indonesian: Nota kepresidenan). The manifesto should include their vision and mission and proposed policies in all aspects in Indokistan.
On the election, only one candidate, Tian Abdurrahman, published his manifesto. As the manifesto was an informal requirement and no penalty was imposed on candidates who failed to publish their presidency note, Rayhan could retain his candidacy.
|#1 - Tian Abdurrahman
|#2 - Rayhan Haikal
The voting process took place in an mobile poll, and each voter required to make a phone contact to the electoral commision to cast their vote. The mode was used because voters were located in various states separated in far distance with each other.
The voting period started in 23 June and closed after one week in 30 June 2013.
The announcement of the election winner was published in a National Forum session shortly after the counting process ends.
Despite of the success of the election process, the electoral commission were disappointed due to the low number of voters on this election. The issue resulting in a proposal to the Forum about new system to elect new president in appointment through consensus in a special session inside the Forum on the next election.
President-elect Tian Abdurrahman took his oath on an inauguration ceremony in 5 July 2013. The ceremony took place in his home state of Bobodolands. As agreed before with the National Forum, Tian also declared the establishment of the Federal State of Indokistan, which he did shortly after his inauguration, making it his first government act.