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Jakarta Post

Weak opposition to undermine House

  • Nurul Fitri Ramadhani

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, May 27, 2019   /  08:32 am
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An file photograph shows a meeting at the House of Representatives.(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

The House of Representatives is expected to become dry land for critical voices as the Gerindra Party is projected to lead a weak opposition to balance the allies of incumbent President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo that have become the majority of the legislature.   Projected to become the third-largest party in the House with 78 seats, the party, which is led by losing presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto, will be the only party from the opposition camp that will secure leadership position at the House. Article 427 of the Legislative Institutions ( MD3 ) Law stipulates that House speakership consists of one House speaker and four deputy speakers from the top five political parties with the most votes. Gerindra will join the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), the ruling party from the Jokowi coalition that has been announced the winner of the legis...