Jakarta – The 2024 General Election is in sight. New political parties (political parties) must face various challenges to increase party electability. Among other things, by getting the attention of Gen-Z and supporting certain presidential candidates.
Gelora Party General Secretary Mahfudz Siddiq said that basically, a Presidential Candidate (Capres) would be able to boost the electability of a political party. In contrast to new political parties, which require extra effort to socialize.
“The only way to do this is to endorse certain presidential candidates,” said Mahfudz in the National Webinar held by the Moya Institute, Friday (21/7).
He added that the 2024 Presidential and Legislative Elections which were held at the same time made the public’s attention more concentrated on the Presidential Election and sidelined the issue of who would pass to parliament through the Legislative Election.
Meanwhile, in the Webinar with the theme “Challenges and Opportunities for New Political Parties in the 2024 Election”, another source, Observer on Global and Strategic Issues, Prof. Ambassador Imron Cotan said that new political parties or non-parliamentary political parties are faced with a fierce electoral battle against political parties that existed before.
“To be able to win voter support and pass the electoral threshold, new political parties and non-parliamentary political parties are challenged to be able to present new and fresh ideas, as well as offer solutions to problems faced by Millennials and Generation Z,” he said.
Apart from that, he said, highlighting local figures with national and global perspectives is also important.
“The empowerment of local leaders with a national perspective, such as Tuan Guru Bajang from NTB is needed. Establishing the principle of “Think Nationally, Act Locally” in the recruitment of politicians can break the domination of the political elite that has accumulated in Java,” said Imron.
Meanwhile, the Daily Chair of the Perindo Tuan Guru Bajang Party Zainul Mazdi said, amidst the various challenges that exist, new political parties still have opportunities and great opportunities to qualify for parliament or win seats in the DPR.
“An example of my own party is Perindo, which in the last 1.5 years has experienced an increase in electability and it continues to increase to this day. Moreover, Perindo runs programs that directly touch the lives of the grassroots,” said Zainul.
According to Zainul, the big opportunity for new political parties in the era of disruption is to reach Millennial Generation and Generation Z voters.
On the same occasion, the Executive Director of the Indonesian Survey Institute, Djayadi Hanan, revealed seven factors that influence votes for political parties, namely having a figure covering all electoral districts; political party image; political party turnover; the ability to understand the map of competition between political parties; the charisma of the candidate at the local level; aware of the characteristics of voters; and election effects.
Executive Director of the Moya Institute, Hery Sucipto, expressed his hope that the elections would take place in a democratic, peaceful and mature manner while at the same time presenting qualified leaders.
“Old and new political parties both have challenges and opportunities. The new narrative they carry will have a different impact. Identification of issues is the
most important thing to convince voters, “concluded Hery. [-ed]