The discussion of the long-delayed Regional Election Bill (RUU Pilkada) is now the hottest topic in the country. At the heart of the never ending debate is still the proposal to erase direct election of regional leaders, and consequently reinstate the election of regional leaders by the DPRD at regency/municipality and provincial level. Nine factions of political parties at the House of Representatives (DPR) Working Committee on the Regional Election Bill will continue their discussion along with the representative from the central government this morning.

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