Proceedings of the 1st International Symposium on Indonesian Politics, SIP 2019, 26-27 June 2019, Central Java, Indonesia

Research Article

The Role of Political Broker: The Utilization of Botoh and Head of Villages on 2018’s General Election of Tulungagung

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.25-6-2019.2287999,
        author={Mohammad  Darry and Panji Anugrah Permana},
        title={The Role of Political Broker: The Utilization of Botoh and Head of Villages on 2018’s General Election of Tulungagung},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Symposium on Indonesian Politics, SIP 2019, 26-27 June 2019, Central Java, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ISIP},
        year={2019},
        month={9},
        keywords={local election political broker botoh village heads},
        doi={10.4108/eai.25-6-2019.2287999}
    }
    
  • Mohammad Darry
    Panji Anugrah Permana
    Year: 2019
    The Role of Political Broker: The Utilization of Botoh and Head of Villages on 2018’s General Election of Tulungagung
    ISIP
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.25-6-2019.2287999
Mohammad Darry1,*, Panji Anugrah Permana1
  • 1: Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia
*Contact email: mohammad.darry@yahoo.co.id

Abstract

This article analyzes the role of botoh and village head as a political broker in Tulungagung District Election on 2018 by focusing on the victory of Syahri Mulyo-Maryoto Birowo. Through interviews with the candidate’s winning team, I found that this victory was indivisible from the use of a network of political broker. Candidate use botoh and village heads as political brokers because they have loyalty and militancy in winning candidates even, they are not in favorable conditions because these candidates are only supported by one political party and Syahri Mulyo as the regent candidate before the election day was caught in a corruption case. Botoh and the village heads have personal closeness with the candidates which cause the relationship pattern being unmaterialistic. The findings of this study explain the relationship pattern of political broker with the candidates that effected on interrelationship as the botoh are given with convenience and access while the village heads is assited by the candidate’s victory, so they are indebted to winning the candidate. Besides that, the relationship between the candidate and the broker is not done directly, but through another team that accomadates the botoh and the village head. In local election the use of political brokes is not only exists as single entity but also forms a diverse network