“The General Election Commission (KPU) will start the implementation of the registration of political parties on Monday, August 1, 2022 at the KPU office, Imam Bonjol Street, Number 29, Central Jakarta,” said KPU chairman Hasyim Asy’ari explained in a written statement.
Indonesia is now one step further in facing another ‘big party for democracy’ and massive political campaign as the registration for party who want to seize 2024 is already open. As the election is getting closer, what to expect from the next election?
Less polarization as 2024 is now a no-man’s land with no incumbent to be re-elected (C’mon, you still believe 3 periods presidential term is a legit issue?). More varied presidential candidates and more new face to be appear.
Simplicity and technology should be something to expect more as we have been facing the pandemic for more than 2 years now and the adaptation of technology have been massive. The same thing should be happened for KPU to have faster and more accurate processes.
Jokowi narrative also can become something to expect from the future candidates as Jokowi will leave few legacies such as infrastructure development, connectivity across the country, new capital city, and omnibus law. There are basically 3 choices for candidates to build their narrative: to continue, to turn the tide, or to find alternative.