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In presidential election, the more the merrier, watchdog says

  • Marguerite Afra Sapiie

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Sat, January 13 2018 | 01:02 am

PREMIUM With the Constitutional Court (MK) ruling to uphold a threshold requirement for political parties seeking to nominate presidential candidates, Indonesian voters will again see fewer options in the 2019 elections.

While government officials say the ruling is good for democracy, critics argue that limiting the number of candidates to no more than four pairs would actually be a blow to democra...