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PDI-P, PKS opt for closed-list system

  • Ridwan Max Sijabat

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, March 16 2012   /  09:59 am

All smiles: House of Representatives deputy speaker Pramono Anung (center), chairman of the House special committee for the deliberation of the election bill Arif Wibowo (left) and People’s Conscience Party (Hanura) faction secretary Saleh Husin share a light moment before speaking on contentious issues in relation to the bill on Thursday. Antara/Andika WahyuWith support from the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), the National Awakening Party (PKB) and the United Development Party (PPP), the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) has proposed that the 2014 legislative election apply the so-called closed-list system, to ensure parties nominate qualified candidates and to avoid the rampant money politics that plagued the last general election.

Lawmaker Arief Wibowo of the PDI-P faction, who chairs the House of Representatives’ special committee deliberating the bill, said ...