In September, Indonesia’s old parliament passed a law ending local elections to choose mayors, provincial governors, and district heads. Instead, local parliaments were given the power to choose them. Many people condemned Indonesia for this, saying that this was a backwards step for democracy. On Tuesday, Indonesia’s new parliament formally reversed this decision by backing direct elections. Direct elections are now a permanent law. This decision is a boost for Widodo and also shows that the coalition formed in parliament against Widodo is falling apart.
Continue to pray for the Indonesian government, that they will make wise decisions to move Indonesia forward.
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