Political acrobatics

Kompas – September 13, 2014
Political acrobatics

Man: Political acrobatics!

Political observers say that part of the motivation behind the minor political parties continued support for former New Order general Prabowo Subianto’s Red and White Coalition parliamentary majority, which is pushing through a packet of anti-democratic laws (UU) on legislative bodies and regional elections, is to pressure president elect Joko Widodo and vice-president elect Jusuf Kalla (centre) to protect them from future corruption proceedings and get cabinet posts in the next administration.