Pancasila Democracy is a system of life for the state
and society on the basis of people's sovereignty.
It is inspired by the noble values of the Indonesian
nation. Pancasila itself, which means the five principles,
is the name given to the foundation of the Indonesian
Republic. The five principles of Pancasila are Belief
in the One and Only God; A Just and civilized humanity;
the Unity of Indonesia; Democracy guided by the inner
wisdom of deliberations of representatives; and Social
Justice for all the Indonesian people.
Thus Pancasila Democracy means democracy based on
people's sovereignty, which is inspired by and integrated
with the other principles of Pancasila. This means
that the use of democratic rights should always be
in line with the sense of responsibility towards God
Almighty according to the respective faith; uphold
human values in line with human dignity; guarantee
and strengthen national unity; and be aimed at realizing
social justice for the whole of the people of Indonesia.
In a democratic life based on Pancasila, the People's
Consultative Assembly (MPR), being the highest state
institution, has a very important role to play. As
an institution, which fully exercises the sovereign
rights of the Indonesian people, MPR should always
reflect the aspirations and the wishes of the people
with all its decisions or decrees. And as the holder
of the highest power in the state, the Assembly appoints
the President and Vice-President and determines the
Guidelines of State Policy for implementation by the
President. The House of Representatives (DPR), the
members of which is from the people and is elected
by the people, has the function of exercising control
over the conduct of the administration by the President.
The mechanism of this control by the House of Representatives
constitutes a means to prevent constitutional deviation
or deviations from the people's wish by the government.