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Nationalist Vs Islamic: The Dynamic of Politik Aliran in Post- Suharto Indonesia

Asep Nurjaman1, Budi Suprapto and Abdullah Masmuh

Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, Volume 26, Issue 3, September 2018

Keywords: Indonesia, Islam, nationalist, party, Politik Aliran, volatility

Published on: 28 Sep 2018

Democracy in post-Suharto Indonesia is dynamic, especially in terms of electoral politics. Some scholars assume that Politik Aliran (political streams) is still continued, but others believe it has ended. In this article, we examine the dynamic of Politik Aliran in the 1999, 2004 and 2009 general elections. It is widely recognised that the votes of both Nationalist and Islam political parties declined from election to election. This study aims to analyse the continuity and change both of Nationalist and Islamic parties in Indonesia. The results of the study suggest that electoral politics based on Politik Aliran in post-Suharto Indonesia continues, but the number of votes for neither Islamic nor for Nationalist parties have changed. The balance of power between Islamic parties and Nationalists parties is expected to change.

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