Indonesia is likely to maintain its direct local election system. Analysts share a sense of renewed optimism having witnessed President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and former President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono meeting at the State Palace on Monday (Dec. 8) noon. Both men confirmed their commitment to supporting the passage of the government regulation in lieu of law No. 1/2014 (known as the direct local elections perpu) into law. But it’s not over until it’s over.To subscribe please click here