Components That Influence Political Parties in the Islamic Community Development
The substance of the functions of political parties in a country is actually Community Development. This paper aims to look at the components that can influence political parties to carry out their functions in the Islamic Community Development. The study was conducted in Riau Province by using a qualitative approach with a case study method. Data was collected through direct observation of political parties, in-depth interviews with key political party administrators, district/city legislative members as party representatives, experienced political observers, and analysis documents in the form of AD/ART, work programs, platforms and results of party meetings. Furthermore, the data were analyzed qualitativelyby data reduction, display, and conclution. The results showed that the real success of political parties in carrying out their functions is determined by how much they contribute to the Islamic community development. Among them are the thingsrelated tothe issues of education and community empowerment. However, political parties found difficultiesto carry out their functions due to the influence of pragmatic political behavior, so that (1) management of funds of political parties is not optimal, (2) human resources of political parties are weak, and (3) orientation of political parties is addressed to gainpower.