House may decide on Century case in two rounds of voting

In a bid to break the deadlock, the House of Representatives may go through two rounds of voting to determine its final say on the Bank Century case Wednesday, after the Democratic Party proposed a new recommendation.

"The first round is to decide whether the new recommendation can be accepted or not," said one of the House deputy speakers, Priyo Budi Santoso of Golkar.

"If it is accepted then the second round will feature three recommendations that need to be voted on," he added.

The new alternative is said to be a combination of the previous two proposed recommendations, which contradict one another.

The first recommendation says the Bank Century bailout was flawed, while the second states otherwise.

As of now, things are not looking good for the government’s bloc, which supports the Bank Century bailout policy, as five of the nine parties at the House officially say they opt for the first recommendation.

The anti-bailout parties are the Golkar Party, the PDI-P, the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), the Greater Indonesian Movement Party (Gerindra) and the People’s Conscience Party (Hanura). They consist of 292 out of 542 legislators registered on the attendance list of the plenary House session on the Bank Century case.