November 28, 2021
Incumbent (English: incumbent), derived from the word "tahana", which means position, greatness, or glory, in politics, is a term for the holder of a political office who is in office. This term is usually used in relation to elections, where there is often competition between incumbent and non-incumbent candidates. For example, in the 2009 Indonesian Presidential Election, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono was the incumbent, because he was the incumbent president at the time of the general election for the next presidential election. In open-seat competition (where the incumbent is not running), the term "incumbent" is sometimes used to refer to the candidate from the party who is still in power.