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Leaked document alleges Prabowo's coalition promised MPR leadership to Democrats

Solo Post - September 29, 2014

Solo – A document detailing the division of parliamentary leadership positions allegedly agreed to by members of Prabowo Subianto's Red and White coalition and the Democrat Party has been circulating on Twitter. The upload of the photographed document reveals that the Democrats will be given the leadership of the People's Consultative Assembly (MPR, upper house).

A posting on Monday morning, September 29 by an account belonging to 'buzzer' @PartaiSocmed shows a document signed by senior leaders of the political parties that make up the Red and White Coalition. The document shows the signatures of parliamentary faction leaders from the Golkar Party, the United Development Party (PPP), the Justice and Prosperity Party (PKS), the National Mandate Party (PAN) [and Prabowo's Greater Indonesia Movement Party (Gerindra) – JB].

Visible at the end of the document are the signatures of M. Hidayat Nur Wahid from the PKS, Setya Novanto from Golkar, H. Ahmad Muzani from Gerindra, Tjatur Sapto Edy from PAN [and the leader of the PPP faction, presumably Hasrul Azwar as only the signature is visible – JB]. The document includes a number of interesting agreements, including Point 5 that reads:

In the event that the Prabowo-Hatta presidential ticket wins [the July 9 presidential election], then the RED AND WHITE COALITION approves, [and] agrees to give support to the Democrat Party to fill the leadership post in the People's Consultative Assembly and other leadership positions proportionally including 1 [Democrat Party] leader from the DPD [Regional Representatives Council].
Much of the document is difficult to read. Meanwhile the Twitter account explains that distribution of leadership positions mentioned in the document include: The account notes that the MPR will be strengthened or returned to its function as the institution that elects the president.

The document closes with the sentence: "This mutual agreement is a political document that is binding on the respective parties", and is dated July 2014.

[Translated by James Balowski for the Indoleft News Service.]

Source: http://www.solopos.com/2014/09/29/pilkada-langsung-berakhir-beredar-dokumen-bancakan-parlemen-demokrat-disebut-dapat-jatah-ketua-mpr-540129.

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