People's Representative Council

People's Representative Council

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The People's Representative Council (, DPR), sometimes referred to as the House of Representatives, is one of two elected national legislative assemblies in Indonesia.

Together with the Regional Representatives Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah/DPD), a second chamber with limited powers, it makes up a third chamber, the People's Consultative Assembly (Majelis Permusyawaratan Rakyat). Currently there are 560 members, following the 2009 elections, all elected.

It is considered among the most corrupt institutions in Indonesia

History

Volksraad

In 1915, members of the Indonesian nationalist organization Budi Utomo and others toured the Netherlands to argue for the establishment of a legislature for the Dutch East Indies, and in December 1916 a bill was passed to establish a Volksraad (People's Council).

In 1925, the......
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