Widodo seeks nationalist, religious bona fides by picking Amin as VP
Widodo seeks nationalist, religious bona fides by picking Amin as VP
Indonesia President Joko Widodo has pledged to protect Indonesia’s tradition of pluralism and moderate Islam
12 August, 2018, 14:04
Prabowo said his candidacy was supported by three political parties, but left out the Democrat Party in his nomination speech in an apparent sign of rifts in the opposition coalition. Dr. Ma'ruf Amin", the president told a news conference Thursday with the chairman and secretary general of the governing coalition.
President Widodo picked up senior Islamic cleric Ma'aruf Amin as his running mate while Prabowo chose to partner with Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno, an entrepreneur and deputy governor of Jakarta.
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.
Amin, 75, is the current chairman the country's top Islamic authority the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI), which issues fatwas and has some influence over government policy on Islamic matters.
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The most prominent of those campaigns was mass protests against Jakarta's popular governor Basuki "Ahok" Purnama in 2016, over questionable accusations he committed blasphemy, which is illegal in Indonesia.
"Democracy is not war, democracy is not hostility, but is a contest of ideas, track record and achievements", Jokowi said.
His rival in what is expected to be a two-horse race is former general Prabowo Subianto, who is teaming up with Jakarta's deputy governor, Sandiaga Uno, a wealthy businessman and fellow party stalwart. For many years religious and political figures belonging to the Islamic world accused him of being anti-Islam; of coming from a Communist family and from the Indonesian Communist Party (PKI); of favoring favor the Chinese minorities, very powerful in the country, who come to Indonesia to work in multinationals and in various commercial companies.
A longtime commander in Indonesia's "Kopassus" special forces, Subianto was discharged from the military in 1998 after Kopassus soldiers tortured activists who opposed dictator Suharto.
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"Otherwise we will go separate ways", he said.
Ahok lost the Jakarta gubernatorial election to a Muslimcandidate, Anies Baswedan, and was later sentenced to two years in prison for blasphemy.
Changing the political leadership structure ahead of the 2019 presidential elections. After registering, Jokowi praised his opponents.
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. However, we are still waiting for the official announcement.
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