11th-hour walkout

Kompas – October 1, 2014
11th-hour walkout

Regional elections 2005-2014, indirect regional elections

Speculation is rife that an 11th-hour walkout by lawmakers from President Yudhoyono’s Democrat Party, which paved the way for former New Order general Prabowo Subianto’s Red and White parliamentary coalition to abolish people’s right to vote for mayors, district heads and governors, who will now be ‘elected’ by regional legislative councils (DPRD), was part of an plot engineered by the Democrats in exchange for leadership of the upper-house.