RUU Pilkada

A last minute change of heart by President Yudhoyono's Democrat Party, which will give a 14 seat majority in parliament to the parties opposing a draft law (RUU Pilkada) on regional elections, may not be enough to stop the passage of the bill with speculation rife that the Democrats are split as its key lawmakers have been offered leadership positions in the lower and upper House if New Order general Prabowo Subianto's Red and White Coalition succeeds in its highly unpopular plan to abolish the direct election of regional heads.

Kompas - September 24, 2014