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Figure 10. Structure of the Government, 1992

Source: Based on information from Indonesia, Department of Information, Indonesia, 1992: An Official Handbook, Jakarta, 1991, 45-51.

According to the constitution, there are six organs of state. Sovereignty in Indonesia is vested in the people, who exercise their will through the People's Consultative Assembly (MPR). Full executive authority is vested in the president, who is elected by and responsible to the MPR. Legislative power is shared with the House of People's Representatives (DPR). The president is advised by the Supreme Advisory Council, whereas the State Audit Board exercises financial oversight. At the apex of the judicial system is the Supreme Court (see fig. 10).

Data as of November 1992