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WHY IN VARIOUS PARTY AND MOVING TO OTHER POLITICS PARTIES: A CASE STUDY OF CHINESE ETHNIC IN INDONESIA, NORTH SUMATRA PROVINCE Print E-mail

Rudi Salam Sinaga[1], Y.Warella[2], Yuwanto[3], Budi Setiyono[4]

Abstract

Chinese Ethnic in Indonesia as a minority ethnic in terms of population number and religion, but on the other hand, it is understood as an ethnic that majority control the private economic sector. Political freedom of Chinese ethnic was only gained when the New Order regime ended in 1998. General elections in 1999 as the initial of Indonesia entered the democracy era which emphasized the right equality in social, economic and politic aspects. In the local context in the North Sumatera Province, people of Chinese ethnic began to be attracted in entering the arena of politic as the candidate of Regional People’s Legislative Assembly (DPRD) members in 2004 General elections in several regencies/cities in North Sumatera Province until 2014 elections. This study aims to examine why the Chinese ethnic engage themselves in contestation of DPRD member candidate and scattered in various politic parties also moving to another politic parties in each general elections. The data obtained through interviews, literature studies, and documentation. The results of this study show that in General Elections arena in the open proportional system based on the most votes obtained there is democratization in the social cultural value of Chinese ethnic that forms the individual political awareness. The different of political experiences influence their point of view in determining the choice of politic parties to be the candidates for DPRD members.

Keywords: Minority Ethnic, Indonesian Chinese Ethnic, DPRD Members, Political Parties.

Cite this article:
Salam Sinaga Rudi, Warella Y., Yuwanto Budi Setiyono. WHY IN VARIOUS PARTY AND MOVING TO OTHER POLITICS PARTIES: A CASE STUDY OF CHINESE ETHNIC IN INDONESIA, NORTH SUMATRA PROVINCE 68. Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.12, no.1:70-86, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2019-no1-art4

Digital Object Identifier(DOI): http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2019-no1-art4

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[1] Rudi Salam Sinaga,  is student of Doctoral Program in Social Science, Diponegoro University, West Erlangga Street, Number 31. Semarang City-Indonesia. Lecturer of Medan Area University, Medan City- Indonesia. Contact email address: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

[2] Y.Warella, Professor, is Lecturer of Doctoral Program of Social Science of Diponegoro University, Semarang City-Indonesia. Contact email address: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

[3] Yuwanto, Ph.D. is Lecturer of Doctoral Program of Social Science of Diponegoro University, Semarang City-Indonesia. Contact email address: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

[4] Budi Setiyono, Ph.D,  is Lecturer of Doctoral Program of Social Science of Diponegoro University, Semarang City-Indonesia. Contact email address: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

 

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