draft bills, MPR, DPR, ratification, statutes
The MPR is Indonesia’s supreme legislative body. It elects the president and vice president and approves the broad guidelines of government policy. The MPR comprises 700 members, including the 500 members of the House of Representatives. The other 200 members include appointed delegates from the regions and members of political organizations and other groups.
The House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat, or DPR) is the legislative body proper. The DPR approves all statutes and has the right to submit draft bills for ratification by the president. The DPR is made up of 462 directly elected members and 38 members selected from the armed forces and appointed by the president. Elections to the DPR are held every five years.
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