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Original name: Undang-Undang Tentang Pemilihan Umum Anggota Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat, Dewan Perwakilan Daerah, Dan Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Daerah
Name: Law concerning the Election of Members of the House of Representatives, Regional Representatives Council, and House of Representatives District (No. 8 of 2012).
Country: Indonesia
Subject(s): Constitutional law
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2012-05-11
Entry into force:
ISN: IDN-2012-L-91377
Bibliography: Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Sekretariat Negara Republik Indonesia PDF of Law in Indonesian PDF of Law in Indonesian (consulted on 2012-10-16)
Abstract/Citation: Makes a number of modifications to the previous law on Elections. This includes the requirement that political parties are to have at least 30% women representation in the party┐s central management. The candidate list is also to include at least 30% of women.

In particular, Law No. 8/2012 adds an additional provision in Article 56 paragraph (2) which states that: for every 3 (three) potential candidates, the women potential candidates can be placed in the sequence number of 1 or 2 or 3 and onwards, and thus they are not restricted to number 3, 6, and so forth. This provision affirms the idea that women candidates do not necessarily have to always be placed on the last number of every three candidates in the list (it should also be noted that this provision underlines the importance of the candidate number assignment in the list, even in the open proportional system with majority vote).
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