Legal Review of Individual Candidate in Direct Elections

Kelik Endro Suryono, Hartanto .


One element of the absolute existence of a state is sovereign, in which Indonesia adheres to the sovereignty of the people is reflected in direct democracy one of which is the Election of Regional Head and Deputy Regional Head. Decision of the Constitutional Court Number 5/PUU-V/2007 opens the widest possible opportunity for prospective individual candidate to go forward as a candidate for the head area. Law Number 8 of 2015 is the replacement of Law Number 1 of 2015 and Law Number 1 of 2014 on the Election of Regional Head and Deputy Head of Region where the participating proposed by a political party, coalition of political parties, or individuals who registered or register at the General Election Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU). In addition to the study of law governing local elections, this study also presented some obstacles for independent candidates in local elections. Where, researchers used a normative law research methods with the approach of legislation (statue aproach). Legal materials collected through the inventory and identification procedures of legislation and classification and systematization of legal materials suitable research problems.

Keywords: Election, Residents, Democracy, Constitution, Law, candidate

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