Vol 5, No 3

SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER 2016

DOI: https://doi.org/10.20961/yustisia.v5i3

Three pairs of candidates had registered at the Jakarta General Elections Commission (KPUD) when the poll body closed registration on Friday night. Incumbent Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama and Deputy Governor Djarot Saiful Hidayat will compete against the Anies Baswedan-Sandiaga Uno and Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono-Sylviana Murni tickets, which were announced at the 11th hour. As the election has turned out to be a three-way race, it is expected to be a two-round contest as none of the candidates are seen as strong enough to garner more than 50 percent of the vote to win the February election, as stipulated by the 2007 Law on the Jakarta administration. We hope that the Jakarta Concurrent Election will be able to be held equitable, honestly, and hopefully most of  Jakarta voter will participate of it. If we concerned the local election on 9 Desember 2016, we could concluded that the event did not look enthusiastic. There are several main reasons why the elections simultaneously was less enthusiastic. First, the ruling of the Constitutional Court (MK), which requires members of the DPR, DPD and DPRD step down if contesting in the elections. This is a structural reason making the competition between the candidates was not enthusiastic. The phenomenon of a single candidate, and many areas are only followed by two couples, which is caused by the new rules the product of this Court.  Second, socialization pair of candidates is limited and submitted to the Commission and can be fatal. According to surveys conducted Political Indicators Indonesia before the election in 2015, many voters are not aware of any events of democracy in the region. In the other hand, the candidates consideration  supported by political parties is also pragmatic to put forward candidates who have a high popularity. Hence, we, General Elections Commission, especially General Elections Commission,  have to solve those matters. One of the ways, we need to invite the voter participation of the middle class. That important point  that needs to be underlined is to increase voter participation of the middle class. This is the anomalous behavior of our voters: the middle class that has a level of information and a better education. They have a good evaluation, so that the middle class could help the selection of candidates who have a good track record to be elected in the elections. The high abstention among the middle class, obviously not helpful for the improvement of our electoral politics.

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Articles

Zainal Arifin Hoesein
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484-508
Agus Darmawan
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509-527
Tajudin -, Solihin Niar Ramadhan
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528-545
Sudarmo -
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546-560
Moch Najib Immanullah, Hernawan Hadi, Emmy Latifah
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561-580
Seno Wibowo Gumbir, Ratna Nurhayati
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581-606
Yudho Taruno Muryanto, Anisa Dwi Wulandari
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607-621
Sarwono -
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622-642
Oksidelfa Yanto
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643-662
Agus Riwanto
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663-678
M . Haryanto
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679-701
Surya Nita
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702-714
Burhanuddin Harahap, Luthfiyah Trini Hastuti, Solikhah -
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715-740