What's a democracy sans credible rule of law? – Jakarta Post
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If you are looking for an example of a democracy with a weak rule of law, look no further than Indonesia, the country that often prides itself as the third largest democracy in the world and the largest democracy among Muslim-majority nations.
Indonesia has held five relatively peaceful free, fair and democratic elections in the last 23 years, and it has seen regular changes in government, suggesting that it has a functioning electoral democracy. But when it comes to the question of rule of law, we suck at it, to put it mildly.
This is clear from the latest World Justice Project (WJP) report, published on Thursday, which indexes and ranks nations in terms of their rule of law performance. Indonesia, according to the report, ranks 9th out of 15 countries surveyed in the East Asia Pacific region.
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