Jakarta ● Tue, December 7, 2021
With his ruling coalition now accounting for more than 80 percent of the seats in the House of Representatives, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo may have enough political capital to salvage his flagship Job Creation Law, which was recently declared "provisionally unconstitutional" by the Constitutional Court.
However, analysts say there is no guarantee that House factions will go along with his plans, as certain parties, including the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), may distance themselves from the jobs law to gain the support of labor groups, who strongly oppose it, ahead of the 2024 elections.
The court has ordered the government and the House to revise the jobs law within two years. If they fail to do so, it will be declared "permanently unconstitutional" and all the laws it sought to replace will be reinstated.
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