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Jakarta Post

Tougher legislature on horizon, says expert

  • Dicky Christanto

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, April 9, 2014   /  08:43 pm

A political expert said that the legislative election had given birth to a more complex sharing of power, since none of the parties would be dominant at the House of Representatives (DPR).

"Most of the parties have managed to secure enough votes. This will be complicated, especially for the new president," Phllips J Vermonte from the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) said on Wednesday.

That was why, he went on, inter-party communication and political lobbying would be pivotal.

"Parties must not abandon their voters no matter how pragmatic they become in the upcoming days," he said.

According to the quick count survey jointly organized by CSIS with the Cyrus Network, the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) ranked first with 19,1 percent, followed by the Golkar Party with 14,4 percent and the Gerindra Party with 11,9 percent.

In the mean time, the middle powers would include the Democratic Party with 9.5 percent; the National Awakening Party (PKB) with 9.4 percent; and the National Mandate Party (PAN) with 7.4 percent. (nvn)

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