The Upcoming Election Should be About Programs and Platforms: President Jokowi

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 17 September 2018
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President Jokowi

President Jokowi

Competition in the upcoming election should be conducted in a fair manner so that the voters will become smarter and wiser about politics, according to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.

“The voters can compare the ideas, concepts and programs of the candidates,” the President said at Kebon Sirih, Jakarta, Monday (17/9), adding that the ideas, concepts and programs are important to make Indonesian democracy more mature.

“I think the competition in the election should be about ideas, achievements, and track records,” President Jokowi further said.

The President went on to say that the voters in 2019 legislative and presidential elections should avoid sensitive issues, including SARA (ethnicity, religion and race) or defamation.

“I think (SARA or defamation) will hamper the maturity of our democracy,” President Jokowi concluded.

Also present during the event was Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko.

(BPMI Setpres/ES) (RI/MMB/Naster)

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