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Democratic Party faces woes on merger with smaller rival

  • Bagus BT Saragih and Margareth S. Aritonang

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Wed, April 10 2013 | 08:20 am

PREMIUM Democratic Party officials are downplaying talk that the honeymoon for a planned merger with the New Indonesian National Sovereignty Party (PKBIB) may be over before it has begun.

Some members of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s ruling party have reportedly been afraid that the merger would mean that PKBIB members would replace them on legislative tickets touted by the Democratic Par...