Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Social and Political Enquiries, ICISPE 2021, 14-15 September 2021, Semarang, Indonesia

Research Article

Refraction of the 2019 Election System Results

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.14-9-2021.2321418,
        author={Nur Hidayat  Sardini and Rina  Martini},
        title={Refraction of the 2019 Election System Results},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Social and Political Enquiries, ICISPE 2021, 14-15 September 2021, Semarang, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICISPE},
        year={2022},
        month={9},
        keywords={electoral system indonesia's proportional election system bias electoral system refraction},
        doi={10.4108/eai.14-9-2021.2321418}
    }
    
  • Nur Hidayat Sardini
    Rina Martini
    Year: 2022
    Refraction of the 2019 Election System Results
    ICISPE
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.14-9-2021.2321418
Nur Hidayat Sardini1,*, Rina Martini1
  • 1: Universitas Diponegoro
*Contact email: nhsardini@gmail.com

Abstract

This study raises the case of the eleven names of legislative candidates for the 2019 General Election, with details of six at the central level, and five at the provincial level, who received the most votes and were entitled to be inducted as legislators, but before inauguration day they were fired by the political party that carried them. This qualitative type of research with descriptive-analytical method succeeded in answering the background of this problem; namely that the latter eleven names were not the people wanted by the party elite, but there were other names that were favored. With the dismissal of the eleven names, the eleven favorite names were sworn in as legislators. Through data collection techniques through in-depth interviews and Focus Group Discussions, the results of the analysis conclude that the practice of biasing the open list proportional election system, apart from being contrary to the election law, also damages the credibility of political parties, undermines the rules of the election game, and sparks voter distrust of the Indonesian election. The results of this study recommend the need for similar research at the district/city level.