President Jokowi Encourages Political Parties to Nominate Presidential, Vice Presidential Candidates Carefully

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 7 November 2022
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President Jokowi delivers a press statement after attending the 8th Anniversary of the United Indonesia Party (Perindo), at the Jakarta Concert Hall, iNews Tower, Jakarta, Monday (11/07). (Photo by: BPMI of Presidential Secretariat/Rusman)

Ahead of the 2024 general elections, all political parties in the country are expected to be careful in nominating candidates of president vice president because they will lead more than 270 million Indonesian citizens amid challenging global conditions, according to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.

“You have to be careful on this matter because they will be the leader of 270 million citizens. Do not be reckless,” the President said in his remarks after attending the 8th Anniversary of the United Indonesia Party (Perindo), at the Jakarta Concert Hall, iNews Tower, Jakarta, Monday (11/07).

The Head of State also reminded that presidential and vice presidential pairs are prepared by political parties or a coalition of political parties prior to the election.

Therefore, the role of political parties is critical in determining the pairs of presidential and vice presidential candidates.

“Let me again remind you that presidential and vice presidential candidates are prepared by a party or a coalition for the people to vote. Be careful in nominating the candidates,” he said.

On that occasion, the President also advised political parties to consider the right time in announcing presidential and vice presidential candidates and urge political parties to maintain a conducive political situation, especially in the midst of uncertain global situation.

“The elections will be held in February 2024. It’s only a year ahead, right? Keep maintaining political conduciveness since we know the current global conditions. Be careful. This situation is not normal,” he remarked. (BPMI of Presidential Secretariat/AIT) (RIF/LW)

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