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Sukarno’s family consolidates grip on Indonesian politics with another historical first

With this new political appointment, the first family has now broken two records.




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Many high-profile names, among them  artists, are now in the Indonesian Parliament or DPR which also has another first – a woman as chairperson.

This is not the only first in Puan Maharani’s appointment. She is also the daughter of former President Sukarnoputri and the appointment further consolidates her family’s grip on Indonesian .

With this appointment, the family has now broken two records. was the first Indonesian woman President in the country’s turbulent political history. She was elected in 2001 and served until 2004.

Puan Maharani is a former coordinating minister of human and cultural development is also an Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) politician.

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Maharani is the first woman  is officially appointed as chairman of the Indonesian Parliament on a day which saw many other newbies with popularity.

We may thus consider the Indonesian Parliament as the first ‘Instagramers’ generation Parliament in the Asean.

On Inauguration Day last week, Maharani said she had to resign as the coordinating minister for human and cultural development to take up the Chairperson job.

Speaking on her appointment as the first woman to lead the DPR, she said, “What is certain is that this breaks the tradition.”

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Indeed  does, since the tradition has always had a man leading the DPR in the last 74 years. She also believes this appointment will help inspire more Indonesian to take up tougher and higher jobs.

Former President Megawati now chairs the which is also the party of President Joko Widodo.

Puan Maharani’s rise to prominence in the DPR was strengthened by the fact the PDI-P is leading the coalition, which has a 60% majority in parliament at the start of the new legislative term.

The DPR is one of the highest elected national legislative assemblies in and was founded by President Ahmad Sukarno, who is the father of Megawati Sukarnoputri. / TISG

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