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Jakarta Post

Lawmakers move to impeach VP

  • Hans David Tampobolon

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, April 14 2010   /  08:34 am

In the aftermath of the parliament’s inquiry into the Bank Century bailout, five legislators from five different parties, on Tuesday set in motion a move to impeach Vice President Boediono for his role in the bailout policy.Maruarar Sirait from the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), Lily Wahid from the National Awakening Party (PKB), the Golkar Party’s Bambang Soesatyo, Akbar Faisal from the People’s Conscience Party (Hanura), and Desmond J. Mahesa from the Greater Indonesian Movement Party (Gerindra) signed Tuesday a petition requesting the House of Representatives to exercise their initiative right to ask the Constitutional Court to unseat the Vice President.“I believe there will be at least 100 legislators who will sign this petition,” Maruarar told reporters after signing the petition.The petition is the latest follow-up on the House’s investigation into the...