The politics of Indonesia take place in the framework of a presidential representative democratic republic. President of Indonesia is take two position as head of state and also head of government. Indonesia has separation of powers to fulfill the check and balances system. Executive power is exercise by the government, legislative power is vested in governemt and two People Representative Councils (MD3), and judiciary is independent of the executive and the legislature.
Indonesia implements elections with the principle of LUBERJURDIL (Langsung (Direct), Umum (General), Bebas (Free), Rahasia (Confidential), Jujur dan Adil (Honest and Fair)) as a means to obtain and maintain the power. Elections in Indonesia in each period has uniqueness that can be seen from the issues that developed at that time, the voting behavior of each contestant who competed, to the campaign of each participant. This year, Department of Political Science, Universitas Indonesia, will conduct a Third Biannual International Conference aiming to address the electoral politics and governance in Indonesia: lessons learned and the way forward. The conference is open to discuss the electoral politics in general; the regulation about election; about local politics in Indonesia; norms, ethic and ideals, information technology and election; and electoral governance.
Researchers and political scientists are invite to participate in the conference by submitting abstracts by June 23, 2019; and full article for accepted proposal by July, 30 2019.