Can You Sue Elected Election Candidates for Bogus Promises?

Monday, 04 December 2017 , 10:00:00 WIB - Legal Tips

An election campaign in 2014 (ANTARA)

Election candidates always make promises in their campaign. The question is, can you demand them to meet their promise legally after they win the election?

If you pay attention the contents of their promises are very abstract.

On the perspective of contracts. Their promises do not meet the principles of promises mentioned in article 1320 of the Civil Code, which are 1) an Agreement; 2) Capable; 3) Something to be Agreed Upon; and 4) Lawful.

Therefore, the promises that political candidates make during their campaigns are not legally legit and hence they cannot be sought to be held accountable or legally fulfilled.

Never be lulled by promises made by political candidates. Look at their track record instead.