Democracy Establishment on Regional Head Election Observed from the Constitutional Law Perspective in Indonesia

  • Sugianto - IAIN Sheikh Nurjati Cirebon


The amendment of the 1945 Constitution had opened space for democratic realization process at local level. In Article 18 paragraph (4) mentioned that governors, regents and mayors respectively as the heads of provincial, regency and municipal elected democratically. The local elections were carried out simultaneously by the people show democratic electoral system embodiment. To analyze the phenomena, this study uses a qualitative method, which the data source derived from primary and secondary data. Primary data is data obtained from observations in field, while secondary data obtained from literature or news about the regional head elections. The results showed that in a democratic election, a guarantee of freedom is an absolute and normative requirement. However the normative requirements sometimes ignored either by contestants or supporters. Therefore, the presence of the Constitutional Court is very important for democracy and constitutionality of local elections. In the local elections, the Constitutional Court has the authority to resolve the election results dispute. Although the existence of the Constitutional Court is important, but to resolve the dispute over local elections, researchers assume about the necessary establishment judicial elections at any stage or process level.


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How to Cite
-, Sugianto. Democracy Establishment on Regional Head Election Observed from the Constitutional Law Perspective in Indonesia. Journal of Social and Development Sciences, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 3, p. 42-49, oct. 2016. ISSN 2221-1152. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 25 sep. 2017.
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