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Insight: New election law puts Indonesia’s democracy at risk

  • Patrick Ziegenhain

Kuala Lumpur | Sat, July 22 2017 | 12:16 am

PREMIUM The right to nominate a presidential candidate for the 2019 election depends on the 2014 House of Representatives election. This is the quintessence of the new election bill that the House passed Thursday night. One does not need to be an expert in constitutional law and politics, because common sense is enough to understand that this regulation is not only somewhat awkward but has clear undemocra...