A number of issues in the 2020 regional head elections (Pilkada) had also emerged in previous elections. This serves as a reminder for the lawmakers and bureaucrats in a bid to improve the quality of the elections.
If such a trend remains until the General Elections Commission (KPU) names the victors of the regional elections, it may be concluded that the tendency of sole candidates winning elections has strengthened.
The voting process of the 2020 regional elections is considered by many to have run quite smoothly and safely. However, mitigation of the possibility of an increase in COVID-19 cases must still be prepared.
A smooth voting process in the 2020 regional head elections (Pilkada) demands the best efforts of all parties. Not only to ensure quality regional elections but also to prevent the formation of new COVID-19 clusters.