Many politicians have been changing parties in order to increase their chance of entering the House of Representatives. It indicates a failure by those parties to prepare their candidates.
INDONESIA’S politics during the legislative candidates’ registration period already appears like a bourse of football players. Politicians were changing parties just like professional athletes are changing clubs on the eve of the competition season. This practice affirms the weakness of our political parties: lacking in clear ideological bases and failing in creating a system to prepare their activist to fill public offices.