If you want to be president for 3 periods, observers say it is easy for Jokowi’s coalition to change the 1945 Constitution

June 23, 2021 – By NewsDesk

TRIBUNNEWS.COM – Senior Lecturer in Constitutional Law Faculty of Law and Director of LKBH FH Universitas Sebelas Maret Surakarta (UNS), Dr. Agus Riwanto believes that it is not difficult for the coalition of parties supporting President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) to modify the articles related to the presidential mandate in the 1945 Constitution.

According to Agus’ calculations, the number of members of the MPR as well as the DPR and DPD who support Jokowi’s government is significant.

More than 50 percent plus one is required to approve the 1945 Constitution Amendment.

Thus, it will be easier for Jokowi to modify Article 7 of the 1945 Constitution which governs the presidential term for two terms.

“If we discuss the political background, it is not difficult for Jokowi’s coalition to change this. Because I calculate that the number of MPR members who are also supporters of the DPR and DPD of the Jokowi government is more than that, over 50 percent plus one. So it’s very easy to actually change it, ”Agus told Tribunnews.com, Tuesday (22/6/2021).

However, in the speech of the three-term presidential office, the problem is not easy or not easy, but of political legitimacy.

The aim of this political legitimacy is that Article 7 of the 1945 Constitution is the spirit of the 1998 reform movement.

According to Agus’ calculations, the number of members of the MPR as well as the DPR and DPD who support Jokowi’s government is significant.

More than 50 percent plus one is required to approve the 1945 Constitution Amendment.

Thus, it will be easier for Jokowi to modify Article 7 of the 1945 Constitution which governs the presidential term for two terms.

“If we discuss the political background, it is not difficult for Jokowi’s coalition to change this. Because I calculate that the number of MPR members who are also supporters of the DPR and DPD of the Jokowi government is more than that, over 50 percent plus one. So it’s very easy to actually change it, ”Agus told Tribunnews.com, Tuesday (22/6/2021).

However, in the speech of the three-term presidential office, the problem is not easy or not easy, but of political legitimacy.

The aim of this political legitimacy is that Article 7 of the 1945 Constitution is the spirit of the 1998 reform movement.

“But the problem is not easy and it is not easy, yes, it is a question of political legitimacy. reform movement, “he added.

Observer of Constitutional Law Faculty of Law and Director of LKBH FH UNS Surakarta, Dr Agus Riwanto (Special)

We know that during the 1998 reforms, Suharto was overthrown because he had been in power for 32 years.

After the success of the reform, the first thing to do was to limit the term of office of the president by modifying article 7 of the Constitution of 1945.

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