Sunday, 21 October, 2018

Indonesian president Joko Widodo to register candidacy for 2019 election

Widodo chooses cleric as VP pick in election race Indonesian president Joko Widodo to register candidacy for 2019 election: Report
Jeannette Daniel | 12 August, 2018, 14:03

With Ma'ruf fielded as running-mate, the moderate Jokowi will be facing off with former general Prabowo Subianto and the deputy governor of Jakarta, Sandiaga Uno.

Earlier, SBY had thrown his support behind Subianto and even stated that he would leave the decision for vice presidential candidate up to Subianto. He is running with businessman and deputy Jakarta governor Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno.

Jokowi's pick has become bigger news in Indonesia, the world's third-largest democracy, than an natural disaster on the island of Lombok that killed more than 300 people.

On a dramatic day of political manoeuvring and intrigue, Widodo made a surprise decision to pick Amin, just hours after former chief justice Mahfud MD appeared to confirm he was the vice presidential choice of Widodo.

Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has picked a senior Muslim cleric as his running mate for next year's election, in a move seen as an attempt to bolster his religious credentials amid accusations by conservatives that he is not Islamic enough.

There was a celebratory atmosphere and snarled traffic outside the election commission in central Jakarta as the candidates arrived.

"Maybe there are questions from the people all over Indonesia why Professor Dr. Ma'ruf Amin was chosen".

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Amin had been a presidential adviser and had served in local and national legislatures in the past. Because he is a wise religious figure, "Widodo said last night".

"I think we complete each other, nationalistic and religious".

According to the Jakarta Post, Ma'ruf now chairs the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI), Indonesia's highest Muslim clerical body that oversees all registered Muslim organisations such as the Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), Muhammadiyah and the Islamic Union (Persis).

The MUI was also pivotal to several controversial regulations including the country's anti-Pornography law, which has to date blocked out 70,000 "negative" websites, and the 2013 decree banning the Ahmadiyah Muslim religious sect.

Razor wire, along with dozens of police and secret service officers, held back jubilant crowds, as President "Jokowi" officially registered as a candidate for re-election.

Gerindra Party leader Prabowo Subianto waves to reporters as he arrives for a meeting with former Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono at the Yudhoyono's residence in Jakarta, Indonesia August 9, 2018 in this photo taken by Antara Foto.

"We want to be in power on behalf of the people, we want there is no hunger and poor people in Indonesia", Prabowo said after the registration.

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