Track: Case Studies
Party autonomy is one of the critical indicators of political parties' institutionalization. The party's ability to be freed from other influences in managing its organizations and policies can assess how far the institutionalization of political parties is. Using a sequential-mixed method by combining quantitative analysis, which is elaborated more by the qualitative one, this study found that the management of party policies and internal conflicts still portray the influence of external factors. This external influence affects the party's independence while facing and resolving internal party conflict. Party autonomy is a severe challenge for party institutionalization because it will affect internal cohesion and solidity. Relatively, independent political parties will be able to manage their organizations and avoid intervention from external parties.