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Political Party and Political Education

The festivity of local government leader’s election and general election is resonating in public, but the voting it self is yet to be held later in 2018 and 2019. The people of all tier are discussing about political party along with the political figure and who are the candidates running for the local government leader’s position in the coming election.

As if the people themselves are expert in political (communication) issues, they discuss politics in shops, streets or café. Arguments of some sorts are heard among the talks. That’s the people, some are just observing, some are party leaders (leaders in sub district or villages) and some are partisan from any color.

On the other hand, the politicians (with capital) play out their part according to their own level. These politicians, some are well positioned as the local government leaders (city/district/ provincial level), some are people’s representatives in DPR, Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (People’s Representative Council of City/District/Province) and DPD, Dewan Perwakilan Daerah (Representative Council/Senator). In the background, those who are not to be undone, the political figure yet to hold a sit in top executives or legislatives, more than often plays their role to influence the party’s policies or the executive’s and legislative’s.

What is the red string that connects the high-level politicians, the low-level politicians and the people who are just happen to put interest in political talk.


In NKRI, Negara Kesatuan Republik Indonesia (Unified State of Republik of Indonesia), the people holds the ultimate power. Thus, local government election and General election are held directly, which means that the leaders and people’s representatives in executive and legistalive branch are elected directly by the people.

When the election process starts, the politicians, through their henchmen in local areas started to build up their profile in order to win votes. To be enlisted internally in their party and declared officially by the KPU, Komisi Pemilihan Umum (Commission of General Election) as candidate will become a matter for another day. Socialization comes first.

This self-introduction surely costs money. How much? You have to ask them yourself, the price vary by region (and how big is the party). Heheheee…

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