You asked: Why is Indonesia a unitary state?

How is Indonesia divided?

Indonesia is divided into provinces (Indonesian: Provinsi). Provinces are made up of regencies (kabupaten) and cities (kota). Provinces, regencies and cities have their own local governments and parliamentary bodies.

What is a unitary state?

In a unitary state, the central or national government has complete authority over all other political divisions or administrative units.

Is Indonesia a federal state?

For Indonesia, the federal state is not a new subject. In 1949-1950, Indonesia was a federal state. … Thus, from 1950 up to now, Indonesia has adopted the form of unitary state. Then, by the end of 1999, the federal state form became a frequently talked discussion topic.

Who rules Indonesia today?

Joko Widodo is the 7th and current president of Indonesia. He assumed office on 20 October 2014.

Is Indonesia a secular country?

Indonesia is a secular democratic country that has a Muslim-majority population. The Indonesian constitution guarantees all people in Indonesia the freedom of worship, each according to his or her own religion or belief.

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