PENYELESAIAN SENGKETA PILKADA SERENTAK OLEH MAHKAMAH KONSTITUSI DALAM PEMILIHAN BUPATI DAN WAKIL BUPATI HALMAHERA SELATAN DAN BARAT
Keywords: election disputes, constitutional court
AbstractSimultaneous regional elections are a democratic process whereby elections are made to regional heads at the provincial, district / city level, within the scope of certain regions which are carried out simultaneously throughout Indonesia. Simultaneous local election is an implementation for the past 10 years where there was a change in the electoral system that was followed. This is intended to present a more efficient electoral system. This study aims to deepen and analyze the implications of the Constitutional Court's decision to request a dispute over the results of the election of the Regent and Deputy Regent held simultaneously in South Halmahera and West Halmahera to the Constitutional Court against political parties who feel there is election fraud. The research method used is in the form of qualitative juridical analysis, namely by way of systematically compiling it, connecting with each other related to the problems under study with the applicable provisions of other laws and regulations. It can be concluded that the legislators of the Election consciously contain new provisions in Article 158 of the Election Law related to the difference in vote acquisition requirements with a certain percentage to submit disputes over the election results of the election to the Constitutional Court, encouraging the development of ethics as well as the increasingly mature political culture in the Election process.