What if Jokowi Commits Corruption?

Tuesday, 09 January 2018 , 09:00:00 WIB - Legal Tips


The President of Indonesia must never commit a crime or other disgraceful act during his term. What if the President or Vice President commit corruption?

Our constitution, or UUD 1945, regulates this. Article 7A of the Constitution states: "The President or/and Vice President may be dismissed from their position by the People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) based on a proposal by the House of Representatives (MPR), if he or she has been proven guilty of violating the law in the form of treason against the country, corruption and other acts that make him or her no longer meet requirements as President or/and Vice President."

What is the procedure? The organization authorized to impeach the President and Vice President is the Constitutional Court. Therefore, after receiving an approval from the People’s Consultative Assembly the House of Representatives must file for an impeachment to the Constitutional Court.

The complete procedure can be found in the Constitutional Court Regulation NO.21/2009.