1NEWS – Researcher for the Syndicate of Elections and Democracy (SPD) Erik Kurniawan reminded that there are several things that must be considered in arranging the implementation of the 2024 Simultaneous Election.
Erik said that there were many things that could be learned from the experience of the previous elections.
“Especially, in the 2019 and 2020 elections, which are conducted simultaneously,” he said in a discussion “Fiddling with the 2024 Election Schedule for What?”, Monday (4/10).
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Erik said that there is an urgency that must be considered in holding the 2024 election.
“There is a decline in democracy, so the 2024 election has an important factor in maintaining democracy,” he said.
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According to Erik, at least there are lessons to be learned from the 2020 Pilkada.
First, institutionally, the 2020 Pilkada failed to decentralize politics. According to him, there is no autonomous space for local party administrators in their candidacy.
“It can be seen from the candidates for regional heads who are advanced are those related to central government figures, such as those in Solo and Medan,” he said.
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