The Local Election and Local Politic in Emboding the Democracy

Amirullah Tahir, Syamsul Bachri, Achmad Ruslan, Faisal Abdulla


The existence of local politic through the local election has at least 3 main purposes. First, in elite perspective, it expects that the mandate people are more accountable, responsive, transparent, and better public services quality. Second, in public perspective, the interest of the society becomes more inclusive, wider public participation, improving articulation ability of the society, and public access towards state assets’ source. Third, in economic perspective is to encourage the regional competitiveness for developing the local economy. The democracy empowerment based on the local wisdom is really needed for creating democratic government system. The democratic achievement must be focused not only in the national level, but also in province, regencies, even in the village level. Therefore, it can come up to the democracy in the local level. In local politics democracy context, the people empowerment is the main requirements for implementing decentralization and regional autonomy, which needs to begin the construction arrangement to the supervision and involving the people’s participation.

Keywords: Local Election, Local Politic, Democracy.

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