Coordinating Minister for Political, Political and Security Affairs, Wiranto, while attending a meeting of Governor, Setda, Kaban Kesbangpol and Kaban BPBD Province throughout Indonesia at Hotel Bidakara, Wednesday 07 February 2018. Photo: Twitter / @ PolhukamRI.
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Author: Ramadhan Yahya
March 01th, 2018
After the President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo re-designated as a presidential candidate in the 2019 election by PDI-P on Friday, February 23, a number of parties immediately talked about the ideal vice versa Jokowi companion.
From a number of figures that appear to advance as vice president Jokowi, was not all receive. There are also figures who refuse for various reasons when trying to pair with Jokowi.
Some figures who are relaxed and calm while trying to be promoted as vice president to accompany Jokowi are the Chairman of the National Awakening Party (PKB), Muhaimin Iskandar, and also the son of Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY), Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono (AHY).
Then, what about the figures who refused when proposed as vice president to accompany Jokowi in the upcoming 2019 election?
Jusuf Kalla Refused Smoothly
There is the Vice President of Indonesia, Jusuf Kalla, who has refused to subtly advanced as vice president Jokowi in the 2019 election later. Watampone birth figure in South Sulawesi on May 15, 1942, refused because of the rules in the law.
"That someone suggested me to join me again (in the presidential election as vice presidential candidate), yes, I thank you, but we must examine our Act well in the Constitution," said Jusuf Kalla when opening Rapimnas Lembang 9 , in Jakarta, Monday, February 26.
As is known, JK is no longer able to advance as vice president in the 2019 election because there are rules that prohibit state officials to run if it has served twice in the same position.
Article 7 of the 1945 Constitution has regulated the term of office of president and vice-president, ie five years. After that, the president or vice president can be re-elected in the same position for one term only.
Despite the subtle refusal to push forward again as vice president in the 2019 election later, JK was still willing to serve the nation and state. JK also explained that the dedication to the nation is not merely in the government.
Wiranto Also Refused
Not only JK aja nih guys who refused when proposed so vice presidents Jokowi in the 2019 election later, but there is also Wiranto, who firmly refused to advance to vice president Jokowi.
As is known, Hanura Party some time ago suggested Wiranto be vice president Jokowi in the 2019 election. In fact, Hanura plans to confirm the nomination of Wiranto through the national leadership meeting (rapimnas) next month.
"Later we will strengthen in rapimnas, later next month," said Ketum Hanura, Oesman Sapta Odang (OSO), as reported by AFP on Thursday 22 February.
However, Wiranto stated firmly that he will focus on completing his duties as Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs (Coordinating Minister for Political and Security Affairs). Wiranto said he would not form a successful team.
"I will concentrate on my duty here, I will not campaign, baseball will be what makes the name of a successful team," said Wiranto at the office of Coordinating Minister for Political and Security Affairs, Jalan Medan Merdeka Barat, Central Jakarta, Tuesday 27 February.
"I will still be completing my mission to finish here," he said.
Surya Paloh Against Refusing
Following Vice President JK and Wiranto, there is also Chairman of the Central Board of the Democratic National Party (DPD), Surya Paloh, who refuses to advance as vice-president Jokowi. Surya Paloh called that discourse too late.
"If I (advanced as vice president of Jokowi) is late, it should be 20 years ago or 15 years ago," said Surya Paloh in Makassar, quoted by CNN Indonesia on Thursday March 01.
Surya Paloh said that his party did not want to hurry to present the figure of vice president who will accompany Jokowi because everything must be consulted first. He insisted that there should be a harmony between the presidential candidate who was carried with his candidate for deputy or else the government would not run well.
"Yes, of course, should be consulted honestly with President-backed or presidential candidates supported by Nasdem, Jokowi himself," he explained.
"It does not mean that Nasdem nominates if it is less comfortable, less fit, less aligned, there is no harmonization for the course of the government. I think it's a wrong step for what ?," Surya Paloh continued.
In addition, Surya Paloh also revealed about the ideal vice presidents to accompany Jokowi in the 2019 election later .. "Well the criteria is very simple, basic yes, yes smart, have a personality that remains in the corridor of ethical propriety," he concluded.
Interestingly, Surya Paloh did not rule out if later Nasdem again suggested the figure of South Sulawesi to accompany Jokowi, as the 2014 election then, through the figure of JK.
"Yes it can be, we will ask again.This is now the Vice President is the people of South Sulawesi, the Vice President of whom who support the first time Kan Nasdem.If now not yet.Later we ask the same JK first, there is baseball our potential in South Sulawesi , "he explained.
In that discourse, Surya Paloh also answered about the opportunity of South Sulawesi Governor, Syahrul Yasin Limpo, to be promoted as JK successor.
"Syahrul we will see how his leadership, then we ask first, if it is also other under Syahrul capacity, it's better Syahrul.