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House’s seat composition: Some big names pass, some fail to make the cut

  • Ghina Ghaliya
    Ghina Ghaliya

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Mon, September 2, 2019   /  05:55 pm
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The House of Representatives is seen almost empty during a hearing in Jakarta.(The Jakarta Post/Seto Wardhana )

The next batch of lawmakers in the House of Representatives is filled with the names of ministers and well-known singers and actors, as the General Elections Commission (KPU) on Saturday announced the composition of the legislature, with the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) and the Golkar Party coming out on top. The ruling PDI-P got 128 seats in the House by winning 19.3 percent of the vote and is thus entitled to the speakership post as per the 2018 Legislative Institutions Law. The most voted-for candidate in the House is Puan Maharani, the current Coordinating Human Development and Culture Minister and daughter of the party's patron Megawati Soekarnoputri, as she won 404,0...