Presidential Hopefuls Launch Declaration for Peaceful Campaign
Date 23 September 2018
Presidential candidates Joko Widodo and Prabowo Subianto and Vice Presidential Candidates Ma’ruf Amin and Sandiaga Uno, along with the Chairmen of political parties contesting in the 2019 election, attend the declaration for a peaceful campaign at the National Monument area in Jakarta, Sunday (23/9).
The declaration, led by Chairman of the General Election Commission (KPU) Arief Budiman and Chairman of the Election Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) Abhan, began with the reading of the declaration followed by releasing of white doves and the signing of the draft of Declaration for 2019 Election Peaceful Campaign.
On that occasion, the Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates, Chairmen of political parties, and candidates for Regional Representative Council (DPD) from Special Capital Region of Jakarta (DKI Jakarta) declared their commitment for a direct, open, free, confidential, honest and fair election.
“(We pledge to) carry out election campaigns that are safe, orderly, peaceful, full of integrity, free from hoax, ethnicity, religion and race (SARA) issues, and money politics,” the declaration reads. It also states that the campaign will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of laws and regulations.
For the record, participants of the declaration wore traditional clothing. Incumbent President Joko Jokowi Widodo wore a Balinese traditional clothing, while his running mate Ma’ruf Amin donned a sarong. In the meantime, Prabowo Subianto wore Javanese traditional clothing. while Sandiaga Uno dressed in traditional Malay clothing. (*/ES) (RI/EP/Naster)