Yoes C Kenawas

Yoes C Kenawas is a PhD candidate at Northwestern University and a visiting research fellow at the Institute of Public Policy at Atma Jaya Catholic University, Jakarta.

More than 100 dynastic politicians are set to compete in the 2020 regional head elections. Yoes C Kenawas examines the roots of the problem and what can be done about it.

The first three leadership debates have been derided as ‘uninteresting, stiff and scripted’. But Yoes C Kenawas writes that despite their weaknesses, the debates are important rituals for maintaining Indonesian democracy.