Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (Print ISSN: 1544-0036; Online ISSN: 1544-0044)


Sociological and Legal Considerations of Political Competition through Democratic Elections

Author(s): Retno Mawarini Sukmariningsih

Political competition through General Elections is very interesting, because the resistance of political parties becomes very dynamic. This is if we look at the history of elections in 1955 consisting of 80 political parties while in 2014 it became 12 political parties, if seen quantity was far less than the political parties in 1955 but the competition was very hard to maintain a democratic election. The general objective of this study is to find and discuss the challenges of implementing political competition in the democratic general election process and find the right formula for the integrity of the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia. The benefits of research at the practical level include contributing ideas to practitioners and bureaucrats to understand the importance of awareness of politics and constitution through elections, as well as interpreting democracy within the framework of the Republic of Indonesia so as to guarantee the implementation of popular sovereignty in democratic elections. The approach used is normative with qualitative analysis and the application of legislation. Secondary legal materials are laws and other laws and regulations related to political parties, elections and democracy.

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