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Since the election of Soeharto in 1999, Indonesia has been conducting elections every five years. There has been some progress in the implementation of elections, but some challenges remain. For example, internal party democratization, money politics, and political recruitment are some of the problems that plague the electoral system. In fact, most of the problems derive from political parties. Each election influences the overall quality of democracy in Indonesia. However, is democratization by election enough? Are we on the right track?
About the Speaker
Chusnul Mar'iyah is a lecturer at the Department of Political Science, the University of Indonesia. She is now Director of the Center for Election and Political Party (CEPP), a University based link which has 43 members of Universities around Indonesia. She was a member of the influential 9 (nine)-person team of the Indonesian Election Commission (KPU) responsible for ensuring free and fair elections in the 2004 general election and the first direct Presidential and Vise Presidential election in the Indonesian political history. She is also active in some Islamic organizations and founded some NGOs as well as a prominent women's rights activist.
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