Indonesia is entering the political years: 2018 Regional Head Election -Pilkada and 2019 Presidential Election. Vice Chairman of the People's Consultative Assembly -MPR, Hidayat Nur Wahid in the socialization of Four Pillars of the MPR in Jakarta on Saturday (28/4) reminded that both political years will be full of very strict contestation and competition. He perceived that the democratic activities would be colored with various phenomena both positive and negative aspects.
As quoted from mpr.go.id, Hidayat Nur Wahid also reminded all Indonesian people to remain passionately and actively participate in the political years. He also asked them to be binding with the Four Pillars of the MPR, namely Pancasila, the 1945 Constitution, the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia -NKRI, and Bhinneka Tunggal Ika or Unity in Diversity.
Hidayat further remarked that the implementation of the Regional Head Election, Legislative Elections and Presidential Election is the implementation of Pancasila and the 1945 Constitution in a bid to safeguard the Unitary States of Republic of Indonesia and to deeply understand the diversity of Indonesia. He warned not to make the political years as moment of mutual slander, spreading hatred and hoax news, spreading hostilities or conflict.
Hidayat Nur Wahid also asserted that the people of Indonesia should be grateful that Pancasila formulated by the founders of the nation has been able to become glue and unite the Indonesian nation whose diversity is very high.
Meanwhile, the Secretary General of MPR, Ma'ruf Cahyono in Jakarta (03/5) as quoted by mpr.go.id said that the MPR will continue to socialize the values of Indonesian nationality. Because the challenges ahead will be tighter. To face these challenges, according to Ma'ruf, the Indonesian nation should have two capitals, namely the ideological resilience and strong competitiveness.