The Interest Pattern of Ethnic Groups as Supporters: A Case Study of Pilkada of Medan City in 2015

  • Humaizi
  • Muhammad Yusuf
  • Rudi Salam Sinaga

Abstract

Democracy gives people the same right to vote and to be voted in a
political position. High citizen participation in leader election is utilized as an
indicator of the quality of democracy. On the other hand, citizen participation
in the election in some cases in some districts of Indonesia did not run smoothly
and peacefully but in the case of Medan city, the periodical election of regional
heads (pilkada) did not show the social upheaval of different options as well
as in the segmentation of ethnic groups as supporters of candidates competing
in it. This study is aimed at discovering the interest pattern of PASTI and Joko
Tingkir as ethnic groups and political compensation, which was gained by them
in Pilkada of Medan city in 2015. This study employed qualitative research with
case study type. The research data were obtained through in-depth interviews,
library study, documentation, and focus group discussion. It is found that there
is a similarity pattern of ethnic group involvement in constructing political
communication with contestant but there is difference of orientation of postelection
compensation expectation.

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Published
2019-06-30
How to Cite
Humaizi, Muhammad Yusuf, & Rudi Salam Sinaga. (2019). The Interest Pattern of Ethnic Groups as Supporters: A Case Study of Pilkada of Medan City in 2015. Intellectual Discourse, 27(1), 269–283. Retrieved from https://journals.iium.edu.my/intdiscourse/index.php/islam/article/view/1356
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