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This study aims to determine the existence of ethnic Tionghoa actors in the dynamics of local politics in the 2019 Legislative Election in Makassar City. The research method used in this research is qualitative-explorative with a phenomenological approach, where this exploratory study seeks to see the role of ethnic actors in the local political dynamics of the Makassar City Legislative Election. Using political game theory to explore the phenomenon of the dynamics of ethnic actors in the legislative elections in Makassar City in looking at strategies, traditions (values and negotiations), or in the form of political behavior or actions in local political dynamics in Makassar City. The results of this study can be concluded that: the Tionghoa in the legislative elections in Makassar City at the local level of political dynamics; (1) starting from the policy period of the government of President Abdul Rahman Wahid (Gus Dur) which has liquidated its policies while eliminating discrimination against ethnic Tionghoa culture, increasing political participation of ethnic Tionghoa actors and increasing awareness of young ethnic Tionghoa actors in the legislative elections in Makassar City. Ethnic Tionghoa political actors from the 1999 election until the 2019 election, there has been an increase in political awareness with this also increasing the political participation of ethnic Tionghoa actors in Makassar City, as evidenced by the election of Erick Horas in the Makassar City legislative election. (2) the implication of this study is that the election implementation process in Makassar City must be considered continuously and improved again so that the election implementation process will continue to run well and get better. (3) Tionghoa ethnic political actors should be more careful in carrying out their roles so that the public does not misunderstand the actions taken.