On 11 January 2018, Indonesia’s presidential palace announced an increase in state subsidies for political parties.
On 4 January 2018, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo ratified the decree, which increases subsidies for political parties from USD0.01/vote to USD 0.07/vote at the national level, USD0.08/vote at the provincial level, and USD0.10/vote at the district level. This decree reverses a 2005 presidential decree whereby the level of financial assistance had been reduced from these stipulated rates to USD0.01/vote following frequent allegations of financial malpractice by the country’s political parties. This decree was promulgated by the Ministry of Law and Human Rights on 5 January 2018 and is therefore in effect already.
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