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No democracy immune to backsliding: FM

  • Agnes Anya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, September 15 2018   /  01:52 am
Close quarters: Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi (second left) speaks during a bilateral meeting with her German counterpart Heiko Maas in Berlin on Friday. (Courtesy of the Foreign Ministry)

Close quarters: Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi (second left) speaks during a bilateral meeting with her German counterpart Heiko Maas in Berlin on Friday. (Courtesy of the Foreign Ministry)Indonesia has called on countries participating in the Bali Democracy Forum’s (BDF) Berlin Chapter to think of solutions for possible democratic setbacks because of bad governance, migration and inequality.

“No democracy is immune to the risk of backsliding — even mature democracies face the danger of setbacks to their practices,” Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi said in her opening remarks for the BDF-Berlin Chapter in Germany on Friday, in a video broadcast by the Foreign Ministry.

The Berlin forum was themed Democracy and Migration. It is the second chapter of the annual BDF to be held outside of the Asia-Pacific after the BDF-Tunis Chapter was held in October 20...