Azeem Marhendra Amedi is a research assistant intern at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Indonesia. He holds a Bachelor’s in Law from Padjadjaran University in 2021. His main concentrations include constitutional law, politics of law, human rights law, and public policy.
Indonesia’s political parties are the least trusted political institutions in the country. The combination of elite politics and the entrenched presence of business and other vested interests at the highest levels of government make it challenging for political parties to act as guardians of Indonesian democracy.