Monday, 04 June, 2012 | 19:15 WIB
Politician Theresia Quits, Political Parties Urged to Improve Cadre Recruitment System
TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta:A political observer from Gadjah Mada University,
Ari Dwipayana, said the resignation of Democrat Party's legislator, Theresia E.E. Pardede, or Tere for short, from the House of Representatives portrays the condition of Indonesian political life that is not friendly to newcomers - particularly those with backgrounds of artist celebrities.
."Actually political parties should start improving their
cadre-recruitment system," said Ari when contacted by Tempo Saturday, June 2, 2012.
In Ari's opinion, thus far political parties have been wrong when recruiting cadres. Political parties are more interested in enlisting cadres from circles that are already popular in society. One of them is artists. "Of course, they find the political life vastly different from the artist world," he said.
According to Ari, the political parties should be institutionalized for the sake of recruiting young cadres who are truly competent in the political world. Furthermore, the political parties should improve themselves when gathering at Senayan. "They must not form a cartel and become budget mafia in DPR because this is bound to conflict with the idealism of young politicians," he said.
Last Friday Theresia E.E. Pardede announced to the pres conference at DPR that she resigned from DPR and from the Democrat Pary.
She disclosed that she had desired to quit since early in 2012. "Life tribulations suffered by [my] family affected my concentration. So, I reached this final decisioin," said the woman who was born on September 2, 1979.