Analisis Isu Penambahan Masa Jabatan Presiden Dalam Perspektif Negara Hukum Demokrasi


  • Dendi Rahmadani Universitas Maritim Raja Ali Haji
  • Liza Tasya Yarisman Universitas Maritim Raja Ali Haji
  • Sinlin Sinaga Universitas Maritim Raja Ali Haji



Leader, Trust, Power


A democratic party in the 2024 elections, which is a place for the transition of executive power, raises several heated issues. One of them is the addition of the President's term of office which is widely discussed in various media crews. The purpose of writing this article is to find out about the issue of increasing the term of office of a President in a democratic country. What is the form of the restrictive arrangement and what is the purpose of limiting the office of a President in that democracy? To thoroughly explore the problems and objectives in this article, the normative juridical method is applied by analyzing phenomena with laws and regulations and some other literature. The issue of increasing the term of office of a President has received a response from many circles, this is because it will give rise to abuse of authority that occurred during the previous President's term, namely President Soeharto who served more than two terms and was very long even though elections had been held but still always became the sole candidate.  After the amendment of the 1945 Constitution through the session of the People's Consultative Assembly in 1999, it is obvious as stated in Article 7 of the 1945 Constitution "The President and Vice-President hold a term of office for 5 years and thereafter may be re-elected to the same office, only for one term". In essence, the limitation of the abdication of power is not a thought, but difficulty and obstacles that have material differences to carry out its power.