Politics
Politics

Weekly Digest: Latent Dangers of Forced Regional Elections

The campaign period for the simultaneous regional elections has officially begun on Saturday, September 26, 2020, ignoring the pressures from epidemiologists, health workers, economists, religious organizations, and the public to postpone them.

Behind the Discourse on the Dismissal of the President

Dissatisfaction with the Indonesian government began to spread along with the spread of the pandemic coronavirus disease (Covid-19). Government policies have drawn criticism from the start.

Coordinating Minister’s Veto Power? Ignore!

The issue of the coordinating minister’s veto power, granted by the president, has been circulating recently. The right to veto allows any coordinating minister to overturn the decisions made by related ministries or institutions.

Tinkering With Ministries' Structure

President Joko Widodo planned to restructure and change the names of ministries and the supporting executive organizations.

Mega Snubs Shift Coalition Landscape

Megawati’s refusal to shake hands with Surya Paloh during the inauguration of House of Representatives members signals the change of coalition landscape.