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Title: Outlook On The Indonesian Parliamentary Election 2004
Authors: Lanti, Irman G.
Keywords: IDSS
Southeast Asia and ASEAN
Country and region studies
Issue Date: 2004
Source: Lanti, I. G. (2004). Outlook On The Indonesian Parliamentary Election 2004. (RSIS Working Paper, No. 061). Singapore: Nanyang Technological University.
Series/Report no.: RSIS Working Paper, 061-04
Abstract: Indonesia will be holding a series of general elections this year. The closest of which is the parliamentary election. While much attention has been paid on the direct presidential election, the parliamentary election is at least equally important, since only major parties or coalition of parties would be able to nominate candidates for the presidential election. Historically, the Indonesian politics have been organized around political groupings known as the aliran, especially in conditions of unimpeded political competition. The last election in 1999 marked a return of aliran politics after a long hiatus. The election this year will not bring a major change to the structure of the aliran politics. The major parties will still be those that have strong aliran bases, either in the nationalist, modernist Muslim or traditionalist Muslim camps. Having said that, the election this year will see an interesting dynamism, particularly in the nationalist camp, where the Sukarnoist parties led by the PDI-P will face challenges from some Suhartoist parties. In the modernist and traditionalist aliran, the race will be more structured and simple. A heated struggle for the non-aliran votes will occur, especially within Golkar. In the near future, a struggle for power in Golkar likely will take place and will probably change the outlook of the election.
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