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Asymmetric election: Political decentralization as a lesson learnt from Indonesia 2019 simultaneous election problems

Suriyanto, Adi and Saiyasopon, Sukhumvit and Mohamed, Ahmad Martadha (2021) Asymmetric election: Political decentralization as a lesson learnt from Indonesia 2019 simultaneous election problems. Jurnal Studi Pemerintahan: Journal of Government and Politics, 12 (3). pp. 220-241. ISSN 19078374

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Asymmetric election has been discussed as an alternative for Indonesia modelof election considering the massive problems of current simultaneous election. Having a large population, huge number of voters, disparities of islandgeographic obstacles along with strong decentralization of government endorsement then political decentralization must run side by side to support each other for social accountability and public services. Starfish’s concept of decentralization model could be best describing the necessity of having asymmetric elections where local voices matter. All politics is local is an important issue at the national level where the way of electoral system must be coherent. The paper argues that elections at the national level must be separatedfrom DPR and DPD and Presidential election alone to put respect at the national leader as well as a call for public attention in their candidacy. Focusing on the Presidential election alone ignoring DPR, DPD and DPRD only resultnot only degradation of democracy but also morality. At the local level an election should be held for DPRD members and the Head of Region election. This could emphasize local issues where local people need to think and putmore attention on their representatives who are going to voice their interests on local regulations.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: asymmetric election, political decentralization, simultaneously election
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Divisions: College of Law, Government and International Studies
Depositing User: Mdm. Ku Safina Ku Ismail
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2022 09:34
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2022 09:34

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