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Jakarta to increase political party funding

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Fri, September 7, 2018 | 06:48 pm
Jakarta to increase political party funding City councillors meet to discuss the the 2018 general regional budget amendment policy (KUPA), temporary regional budget priority and ceiling amendment (PPAS) at the City Council office in Central Jakarta on Sept. 7. (kompas.com/ Nursita Sari)

The Jakarta administration announced it would almost triple political party funding to Rp 5.3 billion (US$457,000) in this year’s revised regional budget, from Rp 1.8 billion previously.

The increase was based on Government Regulation No. 1/2018 on changes to political party funding, issued on Jan. 4, which stipulates that provincial administrations should increase yearly political funding from Rp 410 per vote to Rp 1,200 per vote.

For Jakarta, this means the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) — the largest party in the City Council — will receive Rp 1.4 billion for 1.2 million votes, the Gerindra Party Rp 710 million for 592,000 votes and Golkar Rp 451 million for 376,000 votes.

Meanwhile, the Democratic Party will receive Rp 433 million for 361,000 votes, the United Development Party (PPP) Rp 543 million for 452,000 votes and the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) Rp 509 million for 424,000 votes.

The Hanura Party will receive Rp 428 million for 357,000 votes, the National Awakening Party (PKB) Rp 312 million for 260,000 votes, NasDem Rp 247 million for 206,000 votes and the National Mandate Party (PAN) Rp 207 million for 172,000 votes.

The Jakarta Legislative Council's Committee A, which oversees governance, accepted the increase on Thursday and will forward it in the revised budget.

“So we will just add the difference to last year’s fund, which hasn’t been disbursed yet,” said Commission A secretary Syarief at the Jakarta Council building as reported by kompas.com. (nor)

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