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The End of Dynastic Presidency


The 2014 Indonesian Legislative and Presidential elections are going to be volatile. The incumbent president Yudhoyono is no longer eligible to run while his political party, Partai Demokrat, is tainted by corruption scandals that leave it in disarray.

To complicate matters, one of the presidential candidates, a former Minister of Justice, is challenging the presidential threshold limitation at the Constitutional Court. If passed, it will allow any party to nominate a presidential candidate regardless of the number of legislative seats won.

Right now, the public is tired of seeing the old faces of party oligarchs planning to run.  This includes former president Megawati, the daughter of Indonesia’s founding president, Soekarno.

The public seems to want a truly national leader, like Governor Jokowi of Jakarta. Jokowi is a breath of fresh air in the Indonesian political scene, famous for his non-corrupt and result-driven agenda. Until February 2013, Gerindra nominee Prabowo was considered the strongest candidate to replace the ambivalent SBY. Since then, however, the Jakarta governor has gained an Obama-like momentum in Indonesian politics.

This talk will map out the upcoming election, discuss the top candidates and their platforms, and the result’s potential impact on the local political and business landscape.


Mr Christianto Wibisono, Founder, Indonesia Presidency Institute

Friday, 07 March 2014
5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Seminar Room 3-1,
Manasseh Meyer,
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy,
469C Bukit Timah Road,
Singapore 259772

Seats are limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Kindly register your interest in attending online.

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