The third presidential debate, which is scheduled for Sunday night, will be the first and only vice-presidential candidate debate pitting senior Muslim cleric and non-active Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) chairman Ma’ruf Amin against businessman Sandiaga Uno. Sunday’s debate will revolve around
Incumbent presidential candidate Joko “Jokowi” Widodo clarified his statement he mentioned in Sunday’s presidential debate against Prabowo Subianto regarding land ownership. Jokowi said that he personally has no issue with the ownership status of the land and that mentioning Prabowo’s hundreds of
It was too much to expect the two presidential candidates contesting the April 17 election to emulate the great minds when they squared off for the second time on Sunday. But the public’s reception, which was generally lukewarm, at least from the way some mainstream media reported the televised
During the debate, Mr Widodo asked his opponent about his strategy in building infrastructure to support the emerging "unicorn" industry in Indonesia. The term refers to a tech start up company that reaches US$1 billion ($1.4 billion) in market value. Indonesia currently has four "unicorns" and is
The second election debate is a few days away and the teams of both incumbent Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and challenger Prabowo Subianto are gearing up for the upcoming face-off between the two presidential candidates. Slated for Feb. 17, the debate is expected to let the two rival camps convey their
The topics covered in last night’s debate were human rights, law, corruption, and terrorism. As we predicted, it was a largely bland affair, as if the candidates and moderators were playing it safe. Many netizens — or warganet, as the moderators so cringely put it last night — said they were more
Joko “Jokowi” Widodo ended the first presidential election debate on Thursday night with a strong closing statement that appeared to slam rival Prabowo Subianto, who himself made a number of controversial remarks during the event.
But as the debate between President Joko Widodo and Opposition Leader Prabowo Subianto kicked off, the mood seemed to change as many criticised both men for parroting speeches rather than devising punchy rebuttals.
Ahead of the first presidential debate on Thursday evening, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo posted a photo of himself on Facebook at 10:37 a.m., showing him in traditional Javanese attire with the red-and-white national flag in the background.
Chairman of the National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) Ahmad Taufan Damanik said questions that will be asked by panelists in the 2019 presidential debate is not designed to place a candidate at a tight spot and corner them.