Posts with tag: Political parties

Proposed increased legislative threshold could backfire for its supporters

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Political elites are pushing to raise the legislative threshold again. But they should consider the risks and unintended potential consequences of such a proposal.

Talking Indonesia: getting elected

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What are the keys to winning local elections? Do party coalitions shape candidates' chances of winning, or the way that they govern if they are successful? Dr Dave McRae chats to Dr Adrianus Hendrawan about these issues and more in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

The limits of regional autonomy: Jember DPRD takes aim at popular district head

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The impeachment of Jember’s district head reveals constraints in the power of local heads lead policy, write CWI researchers Yolanda Pandjaitan and Roni.

Proposed changes to election law threaten women, diversity in politics

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Revisions to raise the legislative threshold risk concentrating power in the hands of a few, stifling representation of women and other minorities, write CWI’s Heru Samosir and Dirga Ardiansa.

Sara Djojo back on track to take over Gerindra

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Rahayu Saraswati (Sara) Djojohadikusumo's political fortunes are back on the rise, following her surprise loss in the 2019 elections. Dr Jemma Purdey profiles the woman tipped to become the next leader of Gerindra.

Power for sale: Religious Affairs scandal just scratching the surface

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Despite an ongoing battle for reform, corruption runs rampant in Indonesia’s civil service, writes Akhmad Misbakhul Hasan.

To achieve real representation, women need more power in political parties

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In the legislative election on Wednesday, 40% of candidates will be women. Julia Ikasarana and Mia Novitasari take a closer look at the state of women’s representation in Indonesian politics.

Talking Indonesia: 2019 elections - labour and politics

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How will the 2019 elections matter to labour unions, and how can unions influence the result? Dr Dave McRae chats to Professor Michele Ford in Talking Indonesia. Look out for new episodes every week until after the elections on 17 April.

Talking Indonesia: women legislators

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What factors are limiting women's representation in the national legislature? How can they be overcome? Dr Dirk Tomsa discusses these issues and more with Ella Prihatini in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

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