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Scirj Volume III, Issue IV, April 2015 Edition
ISSN: 2201-2796

The Practice of Presidential System in Indonesia

Dr. A. Muhammad Asrun, SH.MH

Abstract: The recent change of governmental system to the Presidential system in Indonesia has raised many questions particularly relating to the implementation of such system. Whilst the meaning and scope of the presidential system outlined in the national constitution has nothing to do with the involvement of the parliament body, but in practice this condition cannot be realized. This paper aims at discussing the practice or implementation of the presidential system in Indonesia using arguments advanced in the literature as well as the national constitution. It was argued that political ethics should be put in front in implementing the Presidential system. The reason is partly because political ethics have ability to organize as well as to regulate desire of the interest group to have a dominant power by building institutions more equitable and dignified. By having political ethics the decision made will be fair and able to control and avoid as much as possible misuse of interests. The results will be the interests of the nation and the State rather than the interests of class or group. Also, it is argued that to be able to play an active role to implement the policies, the government or the state needs to have power and authority. These power or authorities are useful to foster cooperation and to resolve conflicts that may arise in the process of policy implementation and decision making. Therefore, political education to the elites is a must in order to make the presidential system that was agreed and guided in Pancasila and the 1945 National Constitution are effective. The importance of political ethics and education given to the members of parliament can also minimize any wrong doing toward corruption, collusion and nepotism.

Reference this Paper: The Practice of Presidential System in Indonesia by Dr. A. Muhammad Asrun, SH.MH published at: "Scientific Research Journal (Scirj), Volume III, Issue IV, April 2015 Edition, Page 15-18 ".

Search Terms: Presidential systems, political ethics, National Constitution, Pancasila, members of parliament

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