Analysis of Candidate Factor from The Winning Independent Candidate on 2018 Local Election Leader in Sikka, East Nusa Tenggara

  • Anastacia Patricia Novlina Nurak University of Indonesia
  • Sri Budi Eko Wardani University of Indonesia
Keywords: Candidate Factor, Local Leader Election, Independent Candidate


This research aims to see how candidate or figure factors play an important role in electability, especially for independent candidates in local leader elections. The independent candidates in 2018 Sikka’s local leader elections is this research objects. In this local leader election, candidate Fransiskus Roberto Diogo, S.Sos, M.Si (aka Roby Idong) & Romanus Woga (aka ROMA pairs) succeeded win as Sikka’s leader for 2018 till 2023. This research uses a qualitative method with in-depth interviews and secondary data collected from online media. In this research, found that the candidate factor plays an important role to independent candidate lane for going through local elections. Roby Idong, is the son of the former Sikka’s leader in 1992, so he has a positive image in people’s eyes. Apart from that, his mature experience as a candidate who had fought in the Sikka’s local leader elections back before in 2008 and 2013. In the previous elections he coming from party’s candidate. Learning from this experience, he developed a winning strategy and image of the candidate whose needed by the community through various work programs that differ from other candidates.