Presidential candidates for the period 2019-2024, Joko Widodo of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle and his runningmate KH. Ma'ruf Amin, officially registered to the General Election Commission (KPU), Friday morning (10/8). The Presidential pair was also accompanied by leaders from the nine political parties in the Indonesia “Working Cabinet”. The two arrived at the KPU building on Imam Bonjol street, Central Jakarta, after departing from Gedung Joeang with a supporting mob. Joko Widodo, when giving a press statement at the KPU, Friday morning (10/8) said, after registering with the KPU, there were still a number of steps taken.
"I and Prof. KH Maruf Amin were accompanied by leaders of Indonesian Working coalition political parties, have just registered as candidates for president and vice president in 2019-2024. This is only the first step and after this there will be several stages that we must follow. May the God bless the process to run well and smoothly,” Joko Widodo said.
Joko Widodo invited all the people of Indonesia to carry out the democratic party with excitement. Joko Widodo also stated that it was important for the Indonesian people to continue to maintain the unity despite having different political choices.
Meanwhile the presidential and vice presidential candidate pair of Gerindra Party, Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Uno registered to the General Election Commission (KPU) Friday (08/10/2018) after the Friday Prayer.
In his press conference Prabowo said his pair was supported by four parties.
“We today have just made a registration to the KPU. I and Uno are supported by four parties, Democrat Party, National Mandate party (PAN) and Gerindra, and supported by the Berkarya Party represented by Titiek Suharto, and today there is something unique, it was attended by the daughter of the first president, Rahmawati Soekarnoputri, the daughter of the second president Suharto and 2 sons of the sixth president.
We want to be powerful and devoted, so there are no poor people in Indonesia. According to us, democracy is the only best system of the government, change of government, apparatus of village heads, governors and the president must be honest. The future of the nation's destiny is on the shoulders of KPU,“ Prabowo said.
While registering at KPU, Prabowo and Sandiaga Uno were accompanied by the leaders of National Mandate Party (PAN) and Social and Justice Party (PKS) and other coalition parties and thousands of supporters. The registration took place in an orderly manner even though it was accompanied by a large mass. (VOI/DP)