Indonesia is a centralized state being governed by a president and the constitution was formed ion 18 August 1945.
The head of state and government president rules with extensive authority. He contributes to the legislation, he heads the army, appoints the ministers who directly report to him. He also is responsible for the employment of all army representatives and the functional people's groups. He himself appoints the 45 members of the council. The president is supported by a vice president as well as by the chief councillor.
Every five years, the national congress elects a new president and vice president. The national congress meeting is held in March following an election year. It is the most formal, high ranking national authority and consists of 1000 members of congress. 50% of the members are from the House of Representatives and the president specifically chooses 50%, which consist of representatives of the parties, professional associations, the army and the states within Indonesia. The national congress has to meet at least every five years to ascertain the guidelines of politics and review the amendment of the constitution.
The House of Representatives and the president are responsible for the actual legislative body. A meeting is held annually; the authority is limited because it can only accept or reject the government's proposed draft of bill.
However, the president is in the position to put an absolute veto upon the draft of bill submitted by the government.
The president appoints 75 representatives of the 500 delegates. The remaining 425 delegates are directly and secretively elected into office for five years by winning majority votes within the proportional election system.
The formation of the political opinion is achieved by common agreement.