Jokowi rebuffs SBY’s criticisms of new election law, says absolute power impossible in Indonesia


July 29, 2017 12:18 PM

JAKARTA – President Joko Widodo dismissed criticism by the opposition including his predecessor Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono that a recently-passed election law and a decree banning radical mass organisations would lead to “unchecked power”, saying that Indonesia’s political system rules out “absolute power”.