Democracy through Election

A Study on the Conflict of Norms in Aceh’s Election Process

  • Muhammad Siddiq Armia


After amendment the 1945 Constitution, Indonesia has adopted election mechanism to implement a value of democracy. Unfortunately, the regulations as a main tool have not completely covered all of election issues. It follows that the election legal systems have only been prepared for the post-election dispute instead of the pre-election dispute. This case happened in the province of Aceh. On one hand Aceh has its own law regarding the autonomy province, on the other hands, Aceh must coexist the national law as well. However, both Aceh’s law and national’s law does not clearly provide the mechanism of handling the pre-election dispute among the regulations. This implies that the provincial election cannot be implemented as long as does not have legal certainty. In the provincial level have suggested making a new bylaw focusing on the local election only, nevertheless, central government have strongly rejected this idea.


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How to Cite
ARMIA, Muhammad Siddiq. Democracy through Election. Journal of Southeast Asian Human Rights, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 1, p. 323-335, june 2018. ISSN 2599-2147. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 25 feb. 2024. doi:

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