Elections held hostage by capitalists

Kompas – August 21, 2020

Kalimantan Islamic University (Uniska) political observer Muhammad Uhaib As’ad says that the democratic process in Indonesia post reformasi – the political reform process that began in 1998 – is still being held hostage by the power of money.

The consequence of this is that regional heads being elected in regional elections (Pilkada) are simply assistants (pembantu) or “errand boys” (kacung) for the oligarchy at the both the local and national level.

As’ad said that it is quite possible that the regional heads elected in the upcoming 2020 simultaneous regional elections will have the same character.

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