HUMPBACK DEMOCRACY By : Nicky Jelita Kusuma

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STRATEGIC ASSESSMENT. On April 17,2019, approximately 192 million eligible voters around Indonesia had been given their votes at presidential election, legislative election, senate election and provinces, regencies and municipalities legislative election. Reportedly that, situation and condition 2019 Indonesia concurrent election could be smoothly run eventhough in several regencies, the elections must be delayed due to “force majeur” factors and administrative failure expecially on distribution of election logistics.

Meanwhile, The General Election Commission (KPU) Republic of Indonesia on April 15 to 18, 2019 at Ritz Carlton Hotel, Jakarta had been done their program is election visit program which had been attended approximately 208 participants from countries in Africa, Asia, Middle East, Australia, Europe and America. Those program has intended to promoting democracy in Indonesia and to show to global society that Indonesia could be done their most complexcity political event on just one day election.

Because of that, several electoral management bodies such as from Malaysia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bhutan and Uzbekistan including several embassy such as Russian embassy, United Kingdom embassy and Maldives embassy also A-WEB and World Bank had been given their deep salute and appreciation to the General Election Commission (KPU) which had been done 2019 concurrent general election smoothly and successfully. Even, Malaysia’s electoral management bodies had spoken that after 2019 general election, Indonesia has to be mature democracy country.

Recently, all of voters in Indonesia and other countries have still been waiting the output of 2019 general election especially presidential and vice president election eventhough both of two camps had been declared their camps won on the election. After that, its could be made uncertainty situation in Indonesia.

“Influence battle” has just still run after general election. Real count from several pollster or survey institute which have been airing on television versus “real count results” which have been spreading on social media and the KPU’s website. Real count from several pollster institute have been declared that Jokowi won over Prabowo Subianto, but Prabowo’s camps has been uttering that those real count is fake count because does not based on data and Prabowo’s camps has said they have an internal survey and real count through their symphatizer and their IT experts that Prabowo won over Jokowi.

Meantime, at least 21 president and prime minister from several countries have been given their salute and support to Joko Widodo because president and prime minister from several countries have been trusted to pollster institute in Indonesia did not make dump decision or they did not lie to them.

However, if general election outcome has taken through cheat and low politics tactics, it does not good for the future of democracy. Democracy in Indonesia will go to be humpback democracy due to the failure of KPU and Bawaslu to be always neutral; money politics, cheat, intimidation and violation during the process and the absence of government apparatus such as the National Police, Military and civilian apparatus related to they must keep their neutrality during and after the election.
*) The writer is politic and economic observer. Lives in Bekasi, West Java.


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