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When the Coalition Party Supporting Jokowi Crowded Withdraws Support for the 1945 Constitution Amendment

President Jokowi briefing the 46th Anniversary of the Academic Senate of the Sebelas Maret University (UNS) Surakarta, Friday, March 11, 2022. (Source: Screenshot of the Presidential Secretariat’s YouTube channel)

JAKARTA, KOMPAS.TV – A number of coalition parties supporting President Joko Widodo or Jokowi are busy withdrawing their support for the proposed amendment to the 1945 Constitution (UUD 1945).

PDI-P or PDIP became the first Jokowi-supporting political party to declare itself withdrawing support for the proposed amendment to the 1945 Constitution.

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Deputy Chairman of the People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) of the Republic of Indonesia Ahmad Basarah said the PDIP had officially withdrawn support for the proposed amendment to the 1945 Constitution.

Basarah explained that the reason his party withdrew its support was that the PDIP’s original purpose in initiating the amendments to the 1945 Constitution was only to present the Outlines of State Policy (GBHN) or the Principles of State Policy (PPHN).

However, recently there has been an issue of another agenda to change the articles in the amendment process, especially regarding the extension of the president’s term of office. Because of the emergence of the issue, PDIP changed its attitude.

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“PDIP has withdrawn to a limited extent to present the PPHN, which is not implemented during this period,” said Basarah in Meulaboh, West Aceh, Sunday (20/3/2022).

The PDIP’s stance, which attracted support, was well received by the National Democratic Party alias NasDem.

The chairman of the NasDem faction of the MPR RI, Taufik Basari, said that his party supports the PDIP’s decision to postpone the proposed constitutional amendment. This is in line with the attitude of the NasDem Faction.

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