Thursday, 24 January 2019

Jokowi Camp to Hold Presidential Debate Simulation

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  • President candidate Joko Widodo or Jokowi, vice president candidate Ma'ruf Amin, and the campaign team head Erick Thohir in Cemara campaign post, Jakarta, September 2018. TEMPO/Dewi Nurita.

    President candidate Joko Widodo or Jokowi, vice president candidate Ma'ruf Amin, and the campaign team head Erick Thohir in Cemara campaign post, Jakarta, September 2018. TEMPO/Dewi Nurita.

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Jokowi-Ma'ruf camp will hold a presidential debate simulation with the exact format as the official election debate, before April 17.

    “We are going to do a simulation,” said Arya Sinulingga, the spokesman of the National Campaign Team of Jokowi – Ma'ruf, to Tempo in Menteng, Jakarta on Friday, January 11.

    Read: Jokowi Campaign Team Dedicates Preparation for 2019 Debates

    The program director of Jokowi camp, Aria Bima, said the candidate pair number 01 Joko Widodo or Jokowi and Ma’ruf Amin together would conduct a simulation as the President General Election 2019 was approaching. However, he did not mention when would it be held. 

    The team will focus to prepare Jokowi's vice president candidate, Ma’ruf Amin, who was never been in a presidential candidate debate.

    Aria said that Ma’ruf to be assisted and tutored by a special team for the debate, so he would be able to integrate between the nine-point development agenda or Nawacita of 2019-2024 and 2014-2019.

    Dewi Nurita