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


The Existence of a Quick Count in the Simultaneous Election Vortex as Part of the Development of Indonesian Democracy in the 4.0 Era

Author(s): Dedi Mulyadi, M. Rendi Aridhayandi

Democracy that is currently running in Indonesia is now developing very rapidly. Unfortunately, the development of this democracy is not matched by the development of the maturity of the elite and society, so that democracy is only a tool to achieve power by ignoring the philosophy of democracy 'from the people by the people and for the people'. The existence of the Quick Count as the role of modern democracy to find out the results of general elections quickly in its development creates many problems, especially when the Quick Count results do not meet the expectations of one of the election participants, the institution that organizes the Quick Count must deal with criticism, rebuttal, blasphemy, threats and even the end-latest death threats. This description of the development of democracy is fascinating to examine through the method of normative jurist research by identifying the problem whether the development of democracy in Indonesia at this time has been following the expectations of the people? Is the existence of the Quick Count in line with the development of modern democracy in Era 4.0? This research is expected to produce a particular alternative thought regarding the hope of the development of modern democracy in Indonesia and the existence of the Quick Count as a sign of contemporary democracy, so the modernization of the electoral system must be directly proportional to the maturity of the elite and Indonesian society as a form of democratic development in the current 4.0 era.

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