KARAENG’S DOMINANCE IN THE REGIONAL ELECTIONS IN JENEPONTO

  • Muhtar Haboddin Ilmu Pemerintahan, Universitas Brawijaya
Keywords: karaeng, domination of power, regional elections

Abstract

This article explains the dominance of karaeng in the regional elections in the Jeneponto district.
Karaeng is part of the traditional elite who can seize and maintain power through regional elections
which are carried out directly, freely, fairly, and democratically. The karaeng's victory in the 2018
regional elections proves that in the last twenty years, the karaeng's position as a governing elite has
become stronger. This means that the nobility in Jeneponto has a stronger position in the direct struggle
for power. The 2018 regional elections proved that all regional head candidate pairs had Karaeng
backgrounds. By mastering this candidacy, the karaeng will automatically be elected and become the
regional head

Published
2023-12-26