The Election and Democracy Syndicate has suggested the government return to a proportional electoral system for the 2019 legislative elections. However, the NGO said it was up to the government to decide whether the public or parties should retain the right to choose individual candidates.
The organization was referring to the system applied in the 1999 legislative elections. Under a proportional system, the proportion of votes for a political party determines the number of seats that a party has in the legislature.
Unlike the previous elections, which used closed-list systems, in 2014 the country applied an open-list proportional system in which voters directly choose candidates for the House of Representatives and local legislative councils.
Sumber : The Jakarta Post
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