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Jokowi firm on high presidential threshold

  • Margareth S. Aritonang and Haeril Halim

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Mon, June 19 2017 | 12:37 am

PREMIUM As the clock ticks and political elites push for a deal in last-ditch negotiations over requirements to field a presidential candidate in the 2019 race, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, who is likely to seek reelection, appealed to retain a high presidential threshold.

The presidential threshold, which is the minimum percentage of the vote a party or coalition of parties needs in the leg...