Man: Ahh, all that’s changed is the year and they’ve gotten older...
Caleg: It’s also changed my fortunes!
Kid: For the convention test: Tempeh made from peanut and soybean residue... they’re fond of that right Mr?
Man: Authentic soya sauce yeah Mr? (bottle reads ‘The No 1 Authentic Soya Sauce’, badge reads ‘Presidential Candidate’)
Kid: But soybeans are scarce and expensive!
Man: His smile helps wash away...
Jakarta – More than half of voters are confused about the current political situation. A survey by the Soegeng Sarjadi School of Government indicates that as many as 51.45 percent of respondents have yet to make their choice of political party. Yet the 2014 legislative and presidential elections are less that a year away.
Mirror reads Conscience of the People, badge reads Presidential Candidate, can reads BALSEM.
Jakarta – The political system in Indonesia is controlled by a capitalist oligarchy. This group represents a handful of individuals who use material power to determine political policies and the election of public officials.
Next year’s legislative election is unlikely to yield any improvement in the quality of lawmakers since political parties have selected candidates based on popularity rather than ability, with an Indonesian Voters Institute analysis of the candidate lists submitted by the 12 parties participating in next year’s ballot finding most contenders are either exiting lawmakers or celebrities.