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Voters tired of political dynasties: Survey

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, August 5 2020   /  01:00 am
A woman scrutinizes a list of Regional Representatives Council (DPD) candidates at the General Elections Commission (KPU) on Thursday. The KPU has announced that 807 names will run for seats in the DPD during the 2019 general election. The KPU also declared that 7,968 candidates would compete for seats in the House of Representatives next year.(The Jakarta Post/Seto Wardhana)

Many Indonesians are fed up with Indonesia's thriving political dynasties, a recent survey by the Research and Development Department of Kompas daily has revealed. Nearly 61 percent of the total 553 polled respondents said they did not like the idea of family members of political leaders running for regional head posts. Around 28 percent of them regarded political dynasties as normal practice and part of the democratic process in Indonesia, the world's third-largest democracy. The remaining 11 percent said they did not know what political dynasties really meant, according to the survey results cited by kompas.com. The survey, conducted via phone interviews from July 27 to July 29, further revealed that 58 percent of the participants wanted a regulation to limit or altogether bar family members of public officials from running in regional ...