The House of Representatives (DPR) has enacted the revision of Law No. 17/2014 on legislative institutions - the People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR), the DPR, the DPRD and the Regional Representatives Council (DPD) (MD3). It was driven by political interests to accommodate the PDI-P’s wishes to have seats in the DPR and MPR. The revision also triggered the emergence of new controversial rules related to the authority of legislative members.
In a plenary session held on Monday (12/2), eight out of the 10 factions in the DPR agreed to enact the MD3 Law. Two other factions – the United Development Party (PPP) and the Democratic National Party (NasDem) – walked out of proceedings. They rejected the rule that allows additional chairman seats in the MPR and DPR.