Institutionalizing Clean Local Elections with Improved Bureaucracy

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”]DEPOK (11/5) – There must be an improvement of bureaucracy from various aspects so that corruption cases, which is often attached in various processes of local election, in Indonesia could be minimized.

This was delivered by the Dean of the Faculty of Administrative Science Universitas Indonesia, Eko Prasojo in a National Seminar titled “Institutionalizing Clean Local Election with Improved Bureaucracy” which was held by the PGAR research cluster in the Auditorium of Building M located in the 4th floor, FIA UI, Wednesday (9/5/18).

“First, the bureaucracy is capable of adopting the intervention of candidates for regional elections because of the rise of the term dynastic politics in Indonesia,” he said.

Aside from that, he also has the opinion that creating a democracy that is cheap and has a perspective on public service could elevate the active participation of the people.

“Political education for the people could also be important so that the people’s enthusiasm could be balanced with rationality so that the people could choose rationally” he explained.

Lastly, he advocated that the Political Parties, as a main element of democracy in Indonesia, becomes empowered in order to recruit good human resources and able to make policies that favor the people.

“We can see a lot of cases where the Political Parties are not able to advance cadres from their own party so that they need to take human resources from outside which haven’t gone through a good regeneration process. Political parties also have to be strengthen so that they are able to recruit and foster good and competent human resources in the political sector,” he concluded.(DS)