Democratic System In Indonesia

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- The active participation of the people, as citizens, in politics and civic life. - Protection of the human rights of all citizes. - A rule of law, in which the laws and procedures apply equally to all citizens. Of all these three main political systems, I prefer to choose ‘Democratic system’ as political system for Indonesia. Why? First, let’s have a look deeper at the meaning and history of democratic system. Democracy first appeared in ancient Greek political and philosophical thought in the city-state of Athens during classical antiquity. At that time, all eligible citizens in Athens were allowed to speak and vote in the assembly, but the voters excluded women, slaves, foreigners, males under 20 years old, and non landowners. After that,…show more content…
Guided democracy was the political system in Indonesia from 1957 until Soeharto changed it to New Order era that began in 1966. Seoharto has his own ideology and make one for Indonesia in order to replace Guided democracy, it named Pancasila Democracy. In democracy, the citizens are the highest form of political authority. In conclusion, in democratic political system, the citizens can actively participated in that state politics and civic life. For example, in Indonesia the citizens can elects the president through free and fair elections. And that elections usually have fixed date and are not easily changed. That is why, the awareness of the citizens of the countries that have democratic political system are really needed to make their democratic political system more better. And Indonesia is one of that country which use democracy as its political…show more content…
That is mean there is no discrimination between the citizens of Indonesia. All citizens, regardless of the economic level, education, and the other things, can participate in the voting session. That is the next reason why I chose democracy as a political system in Indonesia. And the next reason is, because Indonesia has large and varities citizens, the democratic way is the right way to choose a leader for Indonesia. The result of democracy is considered as the result of a fair election on the voting of all the citizens of Indonesia, because the results are considered to represent the majority of the most dominant votes and is symbolized as a representative of the citizens. And democracy is suitable for Indonesia’s slogan which already applied from the long time ago, that is, 'For people, from people, and to
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