President Joko Widodo confirmed to have pocketed the name of his companion candidate for presidential and vice-presidential candidate for 2019-2024 period. It was delivered after attending the closing ceremony of the National Conference of ‘’98 Activists on Saturday, July 7th in Jakarta. On the occasion, Jokowi also expressed the hope that all parties can hold back until the right time for the announcement of the name of the vice presidential candidate who will accompany him in the 2019 presidential election.
“At the right moment we will announce. Just wait, for the right time. I already have and it will be announced,” President Joko Widodo said.
Meanwhile, responding to the vetting discourse of Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan, President Joko Widodo said he appreciated the plan. Jokowi said, the addition of candidates for presidential candidates and vice presidential candidates who will fight in the 2019 presidential election will increasingly provide opportunities for people to exercise their right to vote based on their respective choices. Election Commission will open the registration forpresidential and vice presidential candidates for 2019 presidential election on August 4 to 10, 2018. The commission is scheduled to appoint Presidential Candidate 2019 on September 20th which will be followed by the start of legislative election and presidential campaign process on September 23rd. (VOI/Ndy/DP)