Unlike past presidential elections, this time appears very intense, and highly politically active. With only two candidates facing off each other, and with percentage differences now at a low margin, this proves a new test for the country’s maturing, yet still highly vulnerable, hard-won democracy. Many negative issues resurface throughout public discussion, in particular any potential disruption to national stability as the country’s electoral commission will announce its results within two weeks.
Nonetheless, let’s keep praying for a safe and conducive Indonesia to thrive in the next five years, and in the long future to come.
Source: Al Jazeera