Republic of the people

Kompas – October 4, 2014
Republic of the people

Kid: This is a republic of the people, by the people, for...

President Yudhoyono, whose Democrat Party plotted with Prabowo Subianto’s parliamentary coalition to pass a law that will see a return to the New Order (Orde Baru) dictatorship system of regional councils electing local leaders, has issued a regulation in-lieu-of law to annul the bill. Critics say this just a face saving device after a wave of public outrage against Yudhoyono as Prabowo’s coalition still controls the newly inaugurated House and will simply reject the law.