Local Elections (Pilkada): Money Politics and Cukong Democracy

Jurnal Bina Praja: Journal of Home Affairs Governance

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Title Local Elections (Pilkada): Money Politics and Cukong Democracy
Pemilihan Kepala Daerah: Politik Uang dan Demokrasi Cukong: Money Politics and Cukong Democracy
Creator Khairi, Halilul
Subject regional head election (pilkada)
money politics
oligarchy of political party
Description Local elections (Pilkada) still face problems, both technical and substantive. Efforts to improve have been made several times by revising the law regulating local elections (Pilkada). In the simultaneous local elections in 2020, money politics arose again. The issue of cukong democracy practices depicted capital owners' power to finance local leaders candidates to contest local elections (Pilkada). This study explores and structures the problems underlying money politics in local elections (Pilkada), which formulate alternative solutions based on logical reasoning. The exploration and formulation of issues and the preparation of alternative solutions are carried out using strong arguments to ensure the conclusions' plausibility. The practice of money politics can occur in two main areas, namely in ​​the nomination process in the form of political dowries paid by candidates to political parties. In the campaign area, the condition of buying and selling votes carried out by candidates with voters. The practice of political dowry occurs due to the limited alternatives that a person can use to run for regional head elections. The nomination mechanism is much more difficult and costly through individual channels, so paying political dowries to political parties is the easiest and more specific option. The practice of money politics occurs because of voters' mental attitudes who are not rational, and the system of sanctions still supports the way of buying and selling votes. Alternative solutions to money politics in these two areas are compiled by doing a simulative analysis that can eliminate the practice's root causes. Decreasing the threshold for candidate submission by political parties, adopting the maximum point for political party support, reducing the number of voter support requirements for individual candidates, eliminating political dowries in local leader nominations, and simultaneously reducing costs for individual candidates. Adopting criminal sanctions for givers in the practice of buying and selling votes is an alternative solution in preventing the way of buying and selling votes in local elections (Pilkada).
Publisher Research and Development Agency Ministry of Home Affairs
Date 2020-12-16
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Format application/pdf
Identifier http://jurnal.kemendagri.go.id/index.php/jbp/article/view/774
Source Jurnal Bina Praja: Journal of Home Affairs Governance; Vol 12 No 2 (2020): Pemilihan Kepala Daerah; 249-260
Jurnal Bina Praja: Journal of Home Affairs Governance; Vol. 12 No. 2 (2020): Local Election; 249-260
Language eng
Relation http://jurnal.kemendagri.go.id/index.php/jbp/article/view/774/443
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