Kalla: No Need for a Rival DPR

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Amid escalated tension between rivaling coalitions at the House of Representatives (DPR), Vice President Jusuf Kalla said on Friday that there is no need to form a rival DPR.

    Kalla hopes that the two conflicting camps at the parliament could sit together in a forum to settle the dualism problem, and engage in take-an-give principles to create harmony in the government.

    "There needs to be a forum of discussion to allow both sides to take and give. Tolerance must exist because [this is] a democracy," Kalla, who claimed that he is optimistic that both camps would settle the dualism issue.

    The Great Indonesia Coalition (KIH) has established their own council out of disappointment over the House being dominated by PPrabowo Subianto supporters.

    Jokowi's party coalition named Pramono Agung from the PDIP as their House speaker before replacing him with Effendi Simbolon. Abdul Kadir from the PKB was appointed as the rival deputy speaker, with Patrice Rio Capella from NasDem, Syaiful Tamliha from the PPP and Dossy Iskandar from Hanura as the deputies.