TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) stated that 2018 is a crucial momentum for the democracy in Indonesia since threats of corruption in regional head elections are lurking in several regions.
ICW in Jakarta on Saturday (13/1) called 2018 as a “politically hectic” year as not only General Election will be held simultaneously in 171 regions, but also the procedures for 2019 legislative election and presidential election will kick off concurrently.
The Non-profit Organization claimed that electoral contests are susceptible to problems, especially corruptions many of which are handled by Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).
The corruptions range from budget manipulation, business permit provision, bribery to get a position in regional administration to bribery to win electoral dispute in Constitutional Court.
Meanwhile, political parties perceive 2018 General Election as a means to measure the strength and effectiveness of the parties’ machines for the upcoming presidential election.