Govt Wants Presidential Threshold Maintained at 20%

Achmad Zulfikar Fazli    •    19 Juli 2017 16:03 WIB
Govt Wants Presidential Threshold Maintained at 20%
The Parliament Building Complex (Photo:MI/Susanto)

Metrotvnews.com, Jakarta: The government expects the 20 percent presidential threshold in the election law, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo said on Wednesday.

"We used the 20 percent presidential threshold in the previous presidential election," the PDIP politician said.

Lawmakers will discuss the election bill this week. The parliament will address five crucial issues namely presidential threshold, parliamentary threshold, electoral systems, electoral districts and vote conversion methods.

Lawmakers should pass the election bill this year. They should prepare the 2019 simultaneous legislative and presidential elections.

"No parties should be disadvantaged," the former Jakarta governor said.

(WAH)