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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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Elite Conflict On Power Contestation Of Internal Political Party

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Rasid Pora, Abdul Halil Hi. Ibrahim, Bakri Lasuhu, Rahmat Suaib



Indonesia political party, Indonesia election, democracy, constitution.



The purpose of this study is to analyze, identify and explain, how far are the elite interests in the regional leadership council (DPW) of Partai Amanat Nasional (PAN) of North Maluku in power contestation of an internal party, and to find some factors causes that conflict. The method used is descriptive qualitative by using case studies which means that the research was done intensively, thoroughly, and deeply to an organization, institution, or certain phenomena. The data collection techniques used are observation techniques that observe the objective conditions in the field, interviewing actors involved in internal elites conflict and documentation. The results show that first, the varied pull of interests (regional election, legislative election, and presidential election) near ahead turnover of DPW PAN North Maluku is the starting point for the birth embryonic body of party internal conflict. Second, the conflict cause is a result of strengthening pragmatism attitudes of the party elite, such as the race for leadership, the utilization of caretaker position, as well as non-compliance towards party’s norms and the intervention of central council of DPP PAN in process. Third, a logical consequence of open internal conflict is the exodus of thousands of party cadres (including such potential cadres) to another party. DPW PAN North Maluku failed again in North Maluku governor election period 2013-2018 in carrying Muhajir-Sahrin pairs candidate. It is also found that there is a weakness political accommodation for elected Chairman to lose candidate, so the party existence is eroded by stronger antipathy from many quarters, including voters or society. In that context, efforts to resolve internal conflict must be done in polite and elegant ways. The efforts of win-win solution can be carried out along as long as each side can show good obedience to norms and/or party constitution, without making it as justification for the interest and political factionalism of each side.



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