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The fact sheet explains about women’s representation in the regional election in Indonesia. What are the involvements of these women in the regional election and how they involved?

Regional election has significant role in forming executive organization in the local government level, as regional election determines who will be chairing on the top level of the regional government. Problem which emerged afterwards is how to implement regional election and, at the same time, representing women. This particular question is very much related to the role of regional election as a tool of democracy, as democracy, substantially, cannot neglect women representation within. Thus, it is important not to consider regional election as political contest intended for men only.



The Challenge of Women Representation in Regional Election in Indonesia


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