Ahead of the 2014 elections, there is one electoral institution that often escapes the attention of the public. The agency is the Constitutional Court (MK). The institution will be the judge of any election disputes. The problem is that this time there are two vacant constitutional judge positions. According to Article 4, Paragraph 1 of Law no. 24/2003 on the Constitutional Court, the Constitutional Court judges should consist of nine people. The shortage in the number of constitutional judges will hinder the performance of the Court, let alone the general elections.
Therefore, the election of constitutional judges by the Parliament is particularly important for MK to run trials that will decide disputed election results in 2014. Indeed, the task of the Parliament is not just choosing the constitutional judges, but also choosing statesmen who will guard the constitution and preserve democracy.