According to the laws in Indonesia, national and regional elections can only be participated by candidates who are supported by political parties, thus political parties played a dominant role in Indonesian politics.
Considering this fact, political parties can be regarded as the recruiters and incubators of political leaders in Indonesia.
In this regards, I would like to quote an article that I read on The Jakarta Globe below. Happy reading
Indonesia's Parties Fail to Incubate Leaders
The saddest thing about the implosion of President Susilo Bambang
Yudhoyono's scandal-ravaged Democrat Party is the way it has seriously
damaged two of its youngest leaders - chairman Anas Urbaningrum and
Sports Minister Andi Mallarangeng.
For them, there may be no way back.
a 42-year-old East Java political science graduate is unique. In a
country where 54 percent of the population is under 30 and
new-generation figures are paradoxically in short supply, he is the
youngest politician to have headed a major political party.
crushing Mallarangeng, Yudhoyono's preferred candidate, in a
head-to-head vote last year, the party-savvy Urbaningrum offered at
least a glimmer of hope that Indonesia's political guard may be changing
as the country enters a second decade of democratic rule.
only a glimmer. Unless someone appears out of the woodwork in the coming
year, the field for the 2014 presidential race is likely to be filled
by many of the same familiar faces.
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