A number of political parties in the House of Representatives (DPR) have revealed their plan to increase the minimum support threshold for an independent candidate to be able to run for regional head office by revising Law 8/2015. Many see this as a move to sabotage strong independent candidates like Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama. But the good news for Ahok (and other aspiring independent candidates) is that the Central Government has said it would not support said amendment.To subscribe please click here