Jakarta – The House of Representatives (DPR) for the period 2009-2014 has been deliberating a packet of three political laws, namely Law Number 22/2007 on Election Organisers, Law Number 2/2008 on
Political Parties & Elections
M Hernowo and Anita Yossihara – The Joint Secretariat (Setgab) of political parties supporting the administration of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.
Man: A monarchy? No way!
Kid: How right you are lord
Man: It’s not in accordance with the constitution!
Kid: It’s truly so your majesty
Government: It’s impossible to have a monarchy system
Man: What’s this, another ‘eruption’
Jakarta – The mechanism of checks and balances that should be carried out by the House of Representatives (DPR) over the government is progressively disappearing.
Jakarta – Concerns that if the parliamentary threshold is increased it will impact on the number of valid votes that are wasted may be excessive because it will actually reduce the number of valid
Man: His conscious is in there... (arm band reads candidate regional head)
Toto Suryaningtyas – Efforts by certain politicians to pull the military back into the political arena has tended to receive little public agreement.
Ever the opportunist, at its national congress on June 16-20 the Islamic based Justice and Prosperity Party (PKS) – known for its anti-US stance – announced it was seeking stronger links with the U
Jakarta – The widespread use of political image projection, including in the recent elections of regional heads, is further driving up the cost of competing in elections.