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New legislative threshold could create a tyranny of parties

  • Wawan Sobari

Adeladie, Australia | Wed, January 18 2012 | 10:37 am

PREMIUM Prolonged debates concerning a legislative threshold (PT) between medium-size and big political parties are truly a paradox.

The government’s proposal to increase the threshold to 4 percent, up from the current 2.5 percent, has only gained support from three major parties — the Democratic Party, Golkar Party and Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) — which combined, receive...