As we all know, Indonesia is going to hold elections for member of parliament and the next President with Vice President. Last Sunday (16/3/2014) was the first day of the campaign in this country with public and open conference. There are so many political parties in Indonesia. Some of them are Islamic political parties, such as Partai Keadilan Sejahtera (PKS), Partai Amanat Nasional (PAN), Partai Bulan Bintang (PBB) and Partai Kebangkitan Bangsa (PKB).
Jakarta as the capital city of Indonesia implemented the first time campaign of major political parties. Based on media reports that PKS implemented campaign in the sport hall Bung Karno. That party gained so many supporters until more than one hundred and fifty thousand fellows. However, actually the most public concern is presidential candidates. “Who will be elected as the next President of Indonesia?”
There are lots of men who have ambition to become the leader of Indonesia. Most of them have done introduce themselves through commercial on tv. Hemm… I can’t imagine how much they must spend their money for that. It must be lots of cost! Aburizal Bakrie from Golkar, Prabowo Subianto from Gerindra, couple Wiranto and Hary Tanoesoedibjo from Hanura and Nasdem… Their appearance on tv to show to people the things they have done so they deserve as a leader of this country. They tried to attract the sympathy of people by doing positive actions such as helping directly the needy
One candidate named Joko Widodo (Jokowi) is different. He doesn’t have ambition to be president because he realizes that he still has duty as governor of Jakarta. Willing to be one candidate of the next President of Indonesia because he has received mandate from the leader of his party, Megawati Soekarnoputri. Furthermore, lots of people like his personality. He is honest, responsible, low profile, and never feel as a king. For example, when he was a mayor of Solo, he didn’t take his salary as a mayor for support his family’s living and went to office by riding an old car. Simple life, simple appearance… but have a passion for making people live in prosperity. Then, he also likes come to people door to door or sees directly face to face the kinds of people’s problems.
I personally agree with the actions that have been performed by Jokowi. Being a leader without a goal to enrich himself and never want to be treated as a king. Otherwise, a leader should be aware that he is a servant of people. According to the result of survey that most people choose Jokowi as the next President of Indonesia. He beats the others who have clearly ambition and huge dream to become the next President of Indonesia.