In the lead up to the deadline for the registration of presidential and vice-presidential candidates on August 10, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan’s name is increasingly being cited by a number of political parties.
Money Politics & Elite Conflicts
Jakarta – Greater Indonesia Movement Party (Gerindra) chairperson Prabowo Subianto is encouraging people accept electoral bribes if they are offered basic commodities (sembako) or money in the lead up to the June 27 election of regional heads.
For the People or the Elite. Sash reads ‘acting’ or ‘temporary’, document reads ‘Legislation’.
Police and military officers have brushed off accusations of interference in the recent simultaneous regional elections and vowed to remain nonpartisan during the presidential elections in 2019.
From an op-ed piece titled Corruption Haunts Regional Elections.
Vote-buying – the practice of handing out cash or goods in an effort to influence votes – remains pervasive and largely acceptable in Indonesia.
Aryo Bhawono, Jakarta – Greater Indonesia Movement Party (Gerindra) General Chairperson Prabowo Subianto claims that he feels saddened by the current state of the democratic system. This is because figures with prestige and good character are unable to become leaders if they do not have money.
Jakarta – His failure to be endorsed as a candidate in the 2018 East Timor gubernatorial election has not left La Nyalla Mattalitti powerless.