International Foreign Media Highlights Anies & Ganjar’s Promises, See the Difference News – 3 hours ago

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – The political contestation ahead of the 2024 Presidential Election (Pilpres) is not only highlighted by Indonesian citizens, but is of concern to citizens of the world. In fact, one of the foreign media recently discussed the vision maps of two candidates who had made declarations.

The media is Reuters. In its latest article on Saturday, (21/10/2023), Reuters dissected the policy direction of the presidential candidate (capres) and vice presidential candidate (cawapres) Ganjar Pranowo – Mahfud MD and Anies Baswedan – Cak Imin.

“Indonesia has opened registration for the presidential election in February, with three candidates expected to compete to replace Joko Widodo after nearly a decade in power,” as written in the article.

Even though they have only discussed the policy roadmap of the two candidate pairs, Reuters underlined that Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto is expected to officially join this contest in the next few days.

Reuters also summarized several policy directions that the candidate had conveyed to the General Election Commission (KPU):

Ganjar Pranowo

– Continuing President Joko Widodo’s government program

– Average annual economic growth target of 7%

– Creating 17 million new jobs

– Accelerate the development of the new capital city, Nusantara

– Modernization of military hardware

– Target 30% share of renewable sources in the energy mix by 2029

– Maintain the deforestation moratorium, accelerate the reforestation program

– Expand social welfare to cover 15 million families, up from 10 million families currently

– Strengthen the national anti-corruption body

– Strengthen Indonesia’s commitment to support the struggle of the Palestinian people.

Anies Baswedan

– Targeting average annual economic growth of 5.5% to 6.5% in 2025-2029

– Create 15 million jobs, including “environmentally friendly” jobs.

– Increase the tax to GDP ratio from 10.4% in 2022 to 13-16% in 2029

– Annual inflation target of 2-3% in 2025-2029

– Offer incentives for renewable energy projects

– Expanding global market access for oil palm farmers

– Strengthening free trade agreements and Indonesia’s role in international financial institutions

– Minimize imports of staple foodstuffs

– Creating 2 million new affordable housing units, including for informal workers, young people

– Accelerate forest conservation and rehabilitation projects

– Limiting new development and stopping existing coal-fired power plants, especially on the islands of Java and Bali

– Review BUMN debt, continue the debt restructuring program

– Ease of licensing requirements for building places of worship.

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