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Editorial: Focus on the Constitution

  • The Jakarta Post

| Fri, August 26 2011 | 07:00 am

PREMIUM The recent election of a new Constitutional Court chairman saw little of the interest or fanfare typical to Indonesian politics, as incumbent chief Mahfud MD was predictably re-elected to serve another term until August 2014.

Mahfud won five of the nine court judges’ votes, beating judges Hardjono (two votes) and Hamdan Zulva (one vote).

After his re-election, Mahfud said, “We w...