Challenges to Indonesian Democracy in Post-Suharto Era

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Majid Ali Noonari


Indonesia's transition towards democracy has been facing lot of challenges, like power struggle between different groups, riots, terrorist attacks and the lack of democratic values, which have presented the greater threat to the stabilizing of democracy in the country. Since the fall of the New Order Regime Indonesia has been struggling to find the right path towards democracy and have been successful in changing their way from authoritarian to democratic rule. Although there is still powerful forces who are not willing to cut their power, but they are countered by the democratic forces who have grabbed this opportunity to ouster those forces from the power corridors forever. And democratic forces have been successful in some extent, but still there is the need of hard work to be done to make the country a democratic and prosperous.

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