The Political Cartel Quagmire
Monday, 6 June 2022
The vote share threshold requirement for the presidential election strengthens political cartels. Nomination of presidential candidates becomes simply a matter for party elites.
GENERAL elections in Indonesia have long turned into an opportunity for political horse-trading. The 2024 general elections, which are already a hot topic, are no exception. Instead of identifying the best candidates from the 270 million Indonesians, a small number of senior party figures and members of the party elites bargain for power behind closed doors with no public participation.
This is apparent in the tug-of-war over the nomination...
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