Indonesia has a stable government, which is a presidential, representative, democratic republic. It has an executive branch, a legislative branch, and a judicial branch. Indonesia has 34 provinces, each with its own governor and legislature. Bali is its own province, and the governor is I Made Mangku Pastika. He was elected to a second five-year term as Governor of Bali in May 2013.
The current president of Indonesia is Joko Widodo. He is Indonesia’s seventh president, and has been in office since 2014. The current political era is known as Reformasi, a period of transitions and reforms following a three-decade authoritarian rule by former President Hajji Suharto. The current government is pursuing a more liberal course. Four recent amendments to the constitution enacted in 1945 have created major reforms in the political and governmental structure. Indonesia has struggled with corruption in the past and present, but new government initiatives are gradually rooting it out at all civic levels.
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