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Indonesia's 2014 Elections: Parliament and Patronage

Aspinall, Edward


Analysing the 9 April 2014 legislative elections in Indonesia, this article presents a case study of patronage politics in an open-list proportional-representation electoral system. Under this system, candidates focus on increasing their personal vote rather than votes for their party. Most candidates did so in the 2014 elections by relying on personal brokerage networks rather than party machines. They also distributed material rewards—including individual gifts, club goods, and pork barrel...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Democracy
DOI: 10.1353/jod.2014.0070


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