The Electability of a Female Legislative Candidate in the 2019 Simultaneous Local Election in Banda Aceh, Indonesia

Effendi Hasan, Nofriadi Nofriadi

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ABSTRACT: This research was conducted to provide an input for female legislative candidate and for political parties, which have selected female candidates to participate in the 2019 Election in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. This research was motivated by the fact that the number of female candidates, who won the Election in Banda Aceh, was very low in 2014, i.e. only one person, and thus the number of female legislative members did not reach the representative number of 30 percent. This condition requires systematic studies to improve the representativeness of female legislative candidates in the 2019 Simultaneous Local Election in Banda Aceh. The objective of this study was to find out the level of electability of female candidates in the 2019 Simultaneous Local Election in Banda Aceh People's Representative Council. This research was using the qualitative approach, and the categorized data were analyzed in depth by using a qualitative descriptive approach. The results were expected to find out the factor causing lack of electability for female legislative candidates in 2014 and the estimated electability for female candidates in the 2019 Simultaneous Local Election in Banda Aceh, so that the 30-percent available seat for the female legislative members are filled in the Banda Aceh People's Representative Council.

KEY WORDS: Representativeness of Female; Female Legislative Candidate; Electability of Female; Simultaneous Local Election; Legislative Assembly.

  

About the Authors: Dr. Effendi Hasan is a Lecturer at the Study Program of Political Science FISIP UNSYIAH (Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Syiah Kuala University), Darussalam, Banda Aceh, Indonesia. Nofriadi, M.I.P. is a Lecturer at the Study Program of Governance Science FISIP UNSYIAH, Darussalam, Banda Aceh, Indonesia. For academic interests, the Authors are able to be contacted via e-mails address at: effendi@unsyiah.ac.id and nof.salur@gmail.com  

Suggested Citation: Hasan, Effendi & Nofriadi. (2019). “The Electability of a Female Legislative Candidate in the 2019 Simultaneous Local Election in Banda Aceh, Indonesia” in TAWARIKH: Journal of Historical Studies, Volume 11(1), October, pp.65-78. Bandung, Indonesia: Minda Masagi Press owned by ASPENSI, with ISSN 2085-0980 (print) and ISSN 2685-2284 (online).

Article Timeline: Accepted (July 27, 2019); Revised (August 31, 2019); and Published (October 30, 2019).


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Representativeness of Female; Female Legislative Candidate; Electability of Female; Simultaneous Local Election; Legislative Assembly

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