Institutional Strengthening of the General Election Commission in Order to Realizes Fair and Just Election

Rosa Muhammad Thamrin Payapo, Abdul Razak, Marthen Arie, Zulkifli Aspan


The general election is a manifestation and it is closely related. The reason, the election is considered to be giving birth to a representation of people’s aspirations which of course is closely related to the legitimacy for the government. Direct election as a manifestation of the former referendum mechanism, it is possible to metamorphose into elections through representative institutions. However, this transition cannot be done immediately, there should be ordering of representative institutions from the recruitment system to the election of legislative candidates to be elected. In addition, transparency and accountability must be conducted in the transition of this mechanism. In the context of current Indonesian state administration practice, a strong government is a government that has a high degree of legitimacy. The legitimacy is gained because of its success in realizing it in society so that people respect and believe it. If the regional head is elected by those who do not have the legitimacy of the people to vote the regional head, then the elected regional leader also does not have strong legitimacy, so the ideals of creating a clean and strong government will be injured by an impartial system of citizen’s basic rights fulfillment.


Keywords: General Election, Election System, Indigenous Peoples, Noken

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