DPD seeks law-making authority
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The Regional Representatives Council (DPD) will soon submit documents to the Constitutional Court to request a review of the law on the legislative bodies’ structure and composition (MD3) and a law on the law-making process (P3).
DPD speaker Irman Gusman said on Thursday his team would go to the Court on Friday. According to Irman, the review will clarify whether or not the DPD has authority in the legislative process. Currently, only the House of Representatives (DPR) and the government have such authority.
“The MD3 and P3 laws contradict the Constitution, which authorizes the DPD to draft laws,” Irman said, adding that the review was not aimed at challenging the House.