Phenomenon Of Botoh Winning In Mojodelik’s Village Head Election, Gayam, Bojonegoro
The practice of money politics in the village head elections (Pilkades) is certainly contrary to government regulation Number 72 of 2005 and Law No.6 of 2014 concerning Villages, which requires elections to be direct, general, free, secret, honest, and fair. However, in reality, this is difficult to be realized because of the practice of money politics every time Pilkades or elections, in general, are held. One of the actors involved in the practice of money politics that occurred in the Mojodelik’s Village Head Election, Gayam, Bojonegoro is the role of botoh. For this reason, this study aimed to analyze and describe in-depth the role of botoh as an actor in the Mojodelik’s Village Head Election. This research used a qualitative method with a descriptive phenomenology approach. The results obtained show that the role of botoh in winning village head candidates includes money politics, seeking spiritual support, and seeking votes support. According to Anthony Giddens, the role played by botoh in winning the village head candidate includes the dimensions of practical awareness and discursive awareness possessed by the botoh.