Political Communication of Members of the Legislature and the Social Welfare Party (PKS) in Building Public Perceptions of DPRD Performance Ahead of the 2024 Election
Keywords:Political communication, legislators, political institutions, elections, public
The emergence of many political parties and the method of directly electing people's representatives and national leaders has driven increasingly sharp competition between candidate political parties and political institutions to gain sympathy and support from the public, ahead of the 2024 General Election. Therefore, the professionalism and expertise of politicians and legislators Regional people's representatives in communicating indirectly can trigger public perceptions of the performance of political information services. On the other hand, the disharmony of communicating political institutions and political actors with the public can create political activity that can support the formation of positive perceptions of institutions from the public. The phenomenon of political communication is part of communication events in the information technology era which is a democracy while it is related to people's understanding of social and political realities carried out by politicians or legislators who have a considerable influence on the determination of a policy set by this research. DPRD politicians or legislators at the district/municipality level in West Java Province in forming positive public perceptions of the DPRD institution.