Single Candidate and Cartelization of Democracy in the Concurrent Local Election 2017
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- Single candidate, Cartelization, Democracy, Local Election.
This paper attempts to explain how cartel politics occur not only in post-electoral but also before electoral. Democracy should be a fair arena for political parties in the competition of choosing a leader, but in contrast, the political parties as political instrument do not compete in electoral. It occurred in the emergence of single candidate massively in the concurrent local election in 2017. By using the political cartel approach in electoral democracy, this paper tries to explain why single candidate appears. Based on the case of the single candidates in some areas, this study tries to draw some conclusions as to why single candidate appeared in the election. First, single candidate arises because the regulation allows enacting only one pair against an empty ballot box. Second, single candidate occurs because there is a shift in party orientation that tends to seek power in government (office-seeking) so the candidates are not ready to stand outside the government. Third, the single candidates arise due to the failure of political parties in the process of regeneration so as not able to produce an alternative leader figure. Fourth, the emergence of the single candidate is also due to the strengthening of the power network of the incumbent in optimizing the state's resource for the winning of the election. Thus, the emergence of single candidate leads to the shaping of the cartelization of democracy in the concurrent local election in 2017.
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TY - CONF AU - Laode Machdani Afala AU - Ahmad Zaki Fadlur Rahman PY - 2017/12 DA - 2017/12 TI - Single Candidate and Cartelization of Democracy in the Concurrent Local Election 2017 BT - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Social and Political Development (ICOSOP 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 502 EP - 508 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icosop-17.2018.76 DO - 10.2991/icosop-17.2018.76 ID - MachdaniAfala2017/12 ER -