Political parties have once more proposed the abandonment of direct election of regional leaders, in favor of election of regional leaders by way of the Regional Legislative Council (DPRD).  Three political parties in the House of Representatives (DPR) firmly endorse the idea, they are Prabowo Subianto’s Gerindra Party, PAN, and PKB. Combined they control 30.1% of the seats in the DPR. The aforementioned parties tried to endorse the same idea back in 2010 and then 2014, but they failed. Will they succeed this time?

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