Serang (ANTARA) - Vice presidential candidate KH Ma'ruf Amin urged all parties to respect the decision of the Constitutional Court (MK) that had rejected a lawsuit by Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Uno challenging the 2019 presidential election results.

"The Constitutional Court's decision was final and binding," Amin stated at the An Nawawi Tanara Islamic Boarding School Complex in Serang District, Banten, on Friday.

Political elites, sympathizers, and supporters of the presidential and vice presidential candidates are called on to restore peace and strengthen national unity.

Indonesia is a huge nation and also has vast natural wealth, so it can potentially improve the people's welfare.

Indonesia also has vast ethnic, religious, linguistic, and cultural differences.

However, life in the midst of such differences is what is the unifying factor to build the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia (NKRI).

"Hence, we are building NKRI peacefully to realize the ideals mandated by the 1945 Constitution," he affirmed.

During this time, Indonesians have lived in harmony and exhibited high levels of tolerance and mutual respect in the midst of such diversity.

"We are upbeat that Indonesia will become better in future," the leader of An Nawawi Tanara Islamic Boarding School stated.

Following MK's decision, Amin vowed to work hard to ensure that he along with incumbent President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) lead Indonesia during the 2019-2024 period.

Development is on top priority through a program of campaign promises for making Indonesia better.

The development program encompasses the economic sector, employment to absorb workforce, education, health, agriculture, plantations, fisheries, tourism, and others.

In fact, presidential and vice presidential candidate pair 01 Jokowi-Amin will launch three social welfare cards: a free Indonesian Student Card (KIM), cheap basic food cards, and job search cards.

Moreover, the construction of sky toll infrastructure, toll roads, airports, reservoirs, reactivation of railways, and market revitalization are targeted.

"All development programs will be implemented to realize an advanced Indonesia and a more prosperous population," he added.

Translator: Mansyur Suryana/Eliswan Azly
Editor: Rahmad Nasution
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