Electoral System in Indonesia: Reviewing the National Legislative Elections

Wahdah Zainal Imam


People participation in the management and decision-making of government becomes an indicator of peoples’ sovereignty, but it is not intended that all people should be directly involved. The type of this research was a normative method to organize electoral law in Indonesia in realizing the aspirative of the House of Representatives. The result shows that the legal provisions for recruitment the candidate of members of legislative has not been optimal. One indication is the mechanism of recruitment is not adequate. Legal instruments regarding the elections organizer is not representative, because the elements of the quality standards of competence, integrity, and accountability towards the elections have not been adequately regulated in the laws and regulations. While, the terms and reinforcement (competence) of candidate of legislative’s member are regulated in legislation. In addition, requires legal instruments of election organizing that is comprehensive to accommodate the concept of supervision and in order to realize the representative parliamentary.

Keywords: Election, Electoral System, Parliament

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