Elections and Politics in Indonesia

Elections and Politics in Indonesia
Leo Suryadinata, author
Date of publication:  2002
Publisher:  Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Number of pages:  282
Code:  BM224

About the publication

This book provides insight into Indonesia's system of government and elections. It focuses on the roles of the 1945 Constitution, the Pancasila, the DPR (Legislative Assembly) and the MPR (Peoples Consultative Assembly) and the ways they have functioned during elections since Independence. The development of democracy and the roles of Islam and the military through the presidencies of Sukarno, Soeharto, Habibie, Abdurrahman Wahid, and Megawati are examined. The book includes a most comprehensive and detailed listing of the results of the 1999 general election, considered Indonesia's first free and democratic election for over thirty years.


  • Elections and Politics in Indonesia
    [Whole Publication, ISBN: 9789812305107]
  • Preliminary pages
  • 1. Introduction: Ethnicity, Regionalism, and Religion
  • 2. Pancasila versus Political Islam, 1955-97
  • 3. Exit Soeharto, Enter Habibie: Prelude to the 1999 Election
  • 4. The Search for Legitimacy and Democracy
  • 5. Old Rivalries, Blurred Identities
  • 6. Democracy and Ethnic Chinese Politics
  • 7. The MPR Elects a President
  • 8. Challenges Facing Gus Dur
  • 9. The Rise of Mega
  • 10. Democracy, Indonesian Style?
  • Appendix I. The 1999 General Election Results for DPR by Province
  • Appendix II. Profile of MPR Members (19992004)
  • Appendix III. The Indonesian Cabinets (19992004)
  • Appendix IV. Symbols of Political Parties in the 1999 General Election
  • Index & About the Author

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