Returning to the 1945 Constitution - what would it mean for Indonesia

By Simon Butt, 19 June 2014
(Photo: Jacqui Baker)
A slogan calling for a return to the 1945 constitution, underneath Prabowo-Hatta stickers in Jakarta. (Photo: Jacqui Baker)
<p>In late May 2014, Prabowo Subianto and Hatta Rajasa formally registered with the General Electoral Commission as presidential and vice presidential candidates. As part of this process, they were required to submit their ‘mission statements’. One of these was to ‘consistently implement Pancasila and the 1945 Constitution’.&nbsp; This reflects statements made in the political manifesto of GERINDRA, in which the party pledges to ‘uphold Pancasila and the 1945 Constitution’, with ‘purity of implementation’ (kemurnian pelaksanaan). Prabowo has made public statements to similar effect.</p>
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