Posts with tag: Vote buying

Village head elections: from money politics to political dynasties

A recent proposal to extend the terms of village heads is unlikely to resolve the problems with village head elections.

Talking Indonesia: vote buying

Vote buying is widely held to be endemic in Indonesian politics but it has rarely been studied in detail. In Talking Indonesia this week, Dr Dave McRae speaks to Professor Edward Aspinall, who with Indonesian colleagues has recently co-authored a paper on the mechanics of vote buying by electoral candidates in the 2014 legislative elections and the logic underpinning these candidates’ actions.

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