Indonesia's 2009 legislative election : the emerging danger of charismatic politics
Date of Issue2009
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
Indonesia's Constitutional Court recently ruled that legislative candidates must win their parliamentary seats through a majority of votes in their electoral districts. This ruling effectively abolishes the party list ranking system -- with far-reaching consequences. Contraty to common view, the verdict could be detrimental for Indonesia's fledgling democracy in the long-run while making this year's elections very difficult to predict.
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