The Simultaneous Election in Indonesia : Problems and Solution
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- simultaneous election, political literacy, modernization
Simulaneous election is actually a strategic step to strengthen the process of institutionalizing democracy in Indonesia, for example, in relation to strengthening the presidential system. The existence of parallelism between the executive and legislative power, for instance, makes the political systems and processes running more stable. This can be achieved, among others, by the holding of the elections simultaneously. However, it is not easy to realize it. There are at least three challenges to make elections simultaneously as a road to strengthening democratic institutions. Firsly, the modernization of political parties. There is hardly any political party in this country that is truly modern. Characteristics of modern political parties, at least can be seen from three aspects: first, recruitment of members. In this context, the main problem is the pragmatic consideration that often stands out, for example, a person who has a strong popularity or financial capital were prioritized despite of weak political capability; Secondly, the election of KPU and Bawaslu commision. Until nowadays, this process is still not free from the problem of impartiality and lack of professionalism that clearly very influential on the election process. Thirdly, public or civil society. The problems related to it are the phenomenon of money politics (vote buying), and so forth. Those are the three threats faced by the simultaneous election in relation to the strengthening of democratic institutions. It is in this context that it needs for continues political literacy efforts at its various levels so that the purpose of the simultaneous elections are in line with the public expectations.
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TY - CONF AU - Iding Rosyidin PY - 2017/11 DA - 2017/11 TI - The Simultaneous Election in Indonesia : Problems and Solution BT - Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Social and Political Sciences (ICSPS 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 204 EP - 206 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icsps-17.2018.43 DO - 10.2991/icsps-17.2018.43 ID - Rosyidin2017/11 ER -