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New DPD to focus on tackling traffic and floods

Jakarta   /   Thu, May 7 2009   /  02:28 pm

The four elected candidates from Jakarta for the Regional Representatives Council (DPD) agree the city's most urgent problems are transportation, traffic and flooding. The council pledged to endorse better access to health care and education for poor residents.The elected candidates include two noted politicians (Dani Anwar and A.M Fatwa), an executive of the Muslim organization Nahdatul Ulama (Djan Faridz), and dark horse, Pardi. Below are their profiles. -JP/Desy Nurhayati PARDI
People may wonder how the little-known figure Pardi made his way into the top four in the competition for Regional representatives Council (DPD) seats, defeating prominent candidates in the April legislative election. Some, including his competitors, claim his success relied on the lucky fact he was placed as candidate number 31 in the ballot - also the number of the ruling Democratic ...