[ADRN Issue Briefing] Indonesia’s Democracy and the 2024 Elections: Navigating a Crucial Moment
Aisah Putri Budiatri | 2024-02-28
Aisah Putri Budiatri, Researcher of the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), explains that the victory of the incumbent President’s political successors in the 2024 presidential election raises concerns that it could mark a watershed moment in the regression of Indonesian democracy. The author points out that candidacy and victory of the incumbent president’s son as Vice-President, following the Constitutional Court’s ruling, has led to the politicization of legal mechanisms and the strengthening of dynastic politics, accompanied by violations and fraud. Still, the hope remains that an alliance of civil society entities formed during the election and the potential opposition coalition could serve as a watchdog to prevent further decline in the country’s democracy.