Direct Regional Head Election in Pancasila Democracy Perspective

Rita Kartina, Made Warka


The purpose of this study is to find and analyze the suitability of filling in the position of Regional Head with a direct election system (direct local election) with the essence of Pancasila Democracy and finding and analyzing the concept of the system of filling in the ideal Regional Head position in the future. This research is a normative legal research, that is research that puts the law as a norm system, namely regarding the principles, norms of legislation, agreements and doctrines (teachings). The problem approach used in research uses several approaches, namely the approach of legislation (statute approach), problem approach (conceptual approach), historical approach and philosophical approach. The results of the study showed that the system of direct Regional Head Election hasn't been appropriate with the essence of Pancasila Democracy. The essence of Pancasila democracy is democracy that is based on the values or the joints of Pancasila, especially the 4th principle of Pancasila, which is formulated as "Democracy led by the wisdom of deliberations among representatives”. In addition, the results of the study indicated that the application of solutions related to the election of Regional Heads at both the provincial and district levels so that at the provincial level elections could use the Regional People's Representative Council (DPRD) as representatives of regional head elections while at the district level could use elections directly through the people.

Keywords: DPRD, Election of Regional Head, Democracy

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