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Indonesia, Government

President Sukarno, Indonesian people, constitutional republic, Married persons, supreme god

Indonesia is a constitutional republic with an elected president, an elected parliament, and an appointed judiciary. The president and his ministers have far more power than the parliament or judiciary. The government operates under a 1945 constitution, which was replaced by two constitutions between 1950 and 1959. In 1959 President Sukarno reinstated the 1945 constitution. It is based on the doctrine of Pancasila (Sanskrit for “five principles”), defined in the constitution as “a belief in the one supreme god; just and civilized humanity; the unity of Indonesia; democracy guided by the inner wisdom of deliberations among representatives; social justice for all the Indonesian people.” All citizens at least 17 years of age may vote. Married persons may vote regardless of their age.

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