Embodying Pancasila: Students and Experts to Discuss Election Integrity and Democratic Challenges

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April 4, 2024

Semarang (28/03) – Indonesia, a country founded on Pancasila Democracy, is experiencing a crucial moment in its democratic process with the 2024 Democratic Party. To ensure that the values of Pancasila remain the core pillar in this democratic process, the Agency for Pancasila Ideology Education (BPIP), through the Directorate of Control under the Deputy for Control and Evaluation, collaborated with the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences at Universitas Diponegoro (Undip) to hold a Public Lecture and Discussion on the theme “Controlling Pancasila Ideology Education in the 2024 Democratic Party”.

The event took place at the Auditorium of Building A, 3rd Floor, FISIP Undip Campus in Tembalang and was attended by several prominent speakers, including the Chairperson of the Central Java Province General Election Commission (KPU), Mr. Handi Tri Ujiono, S.Sos., the Chairperson of the Central Java Province General Election Supervisory Board (Bawaslu), Mr. Muhammad Amin, S.AP., M.H., and the Dean of FISIP Undip, Dr. Drs. Teguh Yuwono, M.Pol.Admin. The event was also supported by the presence of the Director of Control at BPIP, Mr. Mukhammad Fahrurozi, S.Sos., M.Si., and the Deputy for Control and Evaluation at BPIP, Dr. Adhianti, S.IP., M.Si., along with students from FISIP Undip.

In her opening remarks, Dr. Adhianti emphasized the importance of the role of students in strengthening the understanding and application of Pancasila values and encouraged them to actively contribute to realizing changes in line with the nation’s noble values.

The discussion delved into various strategic aspects related to the organization of elections in the context of Pancasila democratic values. Mr. Handi, the Chairperson of KPU Central Java, presented statistical data on the 2024 elections in Central Java, strategies for elections that were direct, general, free, secret, honest, and fair, as well as efforts to increase the participation of young voters. Meanwhile, the Chairperson of Bawaslu highlighted indicators of election quality, the integrity requirements for elections, and the role of society in realizing elections with integrity. In the context of national development, Dr. Teguh Yuwono emphasized the agenda for sustainable development based on Pancasila, which served as the main foundation for the democratic process in Indonesia.

The question-and-answer session, filled with enthusiasm and intelligence, became a significant moment in the event. Students raised deep and intelligent questions, exploring various aspects related to the roles of KPU and Bawaslu in facing polarization challenges before, during, and after elections. They also discussed the possibility of data manipulation and how Bawaslu addressed it, as well as the logistical challenges that might arise in the upcoming simultaneous regional elections. Additionally, strategies for overseeing pragmatic party ideologies sparked engaging discussions.

Through this dynamic interaction, it is hoped that understanding the importance of strengthening Pancasila values in the context of democracy will deepen, and concrete steps to maintain the integrity of elections can continue to be developed.