Political dynasties

Kompas – July 4, 2015
Political dynasties

Kid: Dad, will they become servants of the people, servants of power or... political party officials? (chair reads ‘Dynasty’)

The Constitutional Court has come under fire for revoking a provision in the regional elections (Pilkada) law intended to prevent the formation of political dynasties. Experts have long championed the restriction saying that through patronage, cronyism and bid-rigging, political dynasties have long been used to embezzle massive amounts of money from regional budgets.