The Low Rate of Political Participation of Persons with Disabilities in Kediri Regency Election
Every Indonesian citizen has their right to participate in the General Election including Persons with disabilities. They have equal political rights as stipulated in Law Number 8 of 2016 concerning Persons with Disabilities.
The 2024 National Election: The hurdles in meeting the 30% target of People’s Representative Council (DPR) Seats for Women
Ahead of the 2024 elections, all political parties, including those in parliament and non-parliament, are arguing about how amiable their parties are to women, in the sense that women politicians are given an open space to step forward and march to Senayan on an equal footing with men.
Cayetano, Escudero, and Villanueva report millions in excess campaign funds
The lack of specific laws on the use of excess campaign donations has led to windfall income for some candidates.
2024 Elections overshadowed by bureaucrats’ involvement in politics
Cases of violation related to the neutrality of state civil apparatus (ASN) in regional elections continue to show an upward trend over the last few years. These cases worsen the quality of democracy in Indonesia. In addition, the involvement of bureaucrats in politics is prone to corrupt practices. Similar cases will likely happen in the 2024 regional elections. The situation might be even more difficult, because there will be 500 regions holding the democratic events.
1 in 4 national candidates failed to file SOCE
Three aspirants for president, one for vice president and 16 for senator did not submit their Statement of Contributions and Expenditures.
Marcos doubled, tripled or more his 2016 vote in many provinces
The supporters of both former Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Vice President Maria Leonor "Leni" Robredo were enthusiastic nationwide. But the turnout for Marcos was sensational even in areas where Robredo dominated.
Only 16 senatorial candidates declared 2019 socmed spending; Aquino, Go top spenders
Based on candidates’ SOCEs, former senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV, who ran under the opposition Liberal Party, had the biggest social media spending during the 2019 polls. He was followed by Duterte’s long-time aide Sen. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go, who spent P5.57 million solely on Facebook during the official 90-day campaign period.
Among 2022 bets, Robredo spends most on FB ads
Presidential candidate Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo spent a total of P14.1 million across three Facebook pages.
Press freedom alarm over treatment of Philippine media in 2022 elections
The campaign period, which began on Feb. 8, saw the banning of reporters in campaign events, refusal by candidates to attend media-hosted debates, a spate of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on news websites, and online hostility against news organizations and reporters.
Villar, richest; Go, ‘poorest’ among 2019 senators
Among the elected senators joining the 18th Congress in 2019, Sen. Cynthia Villar was the richest with P3.72 billion in total assets with no liability. First-time Sen. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go was the poorest with only P15.51 million in net worth, Senate records showed. The Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) has collated the wealth details immediately preceding senators’ election in office in 2019. These are based on the certified summaries of their Statements of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALN) provided by the Senate.