TEMPO.CO, Solo - Approximately two thousand people followed the rally which took the start and finish at Solo West City Square on Sunday, July 1. Most of the rally participants wore attributes marked #2019GantiPresiden (#2019ChangePresident).
The rally took the route along 3,5 kilometers through the protocol road in the city. The participants were released by the Chairman of the Syariah Council of Surakarta City Muinudinillah and actress-turned-politician Neno Warisman.
Neno Warisman who was also involved in the making of #2019GantiPresiden's song admitted appreciating the event that was held in Solo. “This is the first area outside Jakarta to successfully roll out the #2019GantiPresident movement,” Neno said.
She mentioned that the movement was not related to a particular party. “#2019GantiPresiden is not a party, organization or mass organization, but purely a movement,” she said. She also said that the activity did not violate the constitution.
One of the organizing committees, Endro Sudarsono also said that the event was not related to the election of regional heads and governors. “We consider the election activities have finished,” said Endro.
The rally, according to him, was held as a socialization event to find the best country leader. "There needs to be a change of leadership to improve the country," Endro said.
However, Endro is reluctant to mention exactly whom the replacement candidate to offer. "This moment is also used to discuss the best replacement candidate," he said.