PKS affirms to remain critical, constructive opposition

PKS affirms to remain critical, constructive opposition

Mardani Ali Sera of the Justice Prosperous Party (PKS). (photo: antara/Dwanto Samodro / FA)

Insya Allah if all promises are met, he will be remembered as president who is successful in leading Indonesia during 10 years of his administration
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Chairman of the Justice Prosperous Party (PKS) Mardani Ali Sera has affirmed that PKS and the people will always remain critical and constructive in developing Indonesia under the administration of President Joko Widodo-Ma'ruf Amin.

"I convey congratulations for the inauguration of President Jokowi and Kyai Ma'ruf (Vice President) for the second period. Insya Allah (God Willing), we will together develop Indonesia as coalition and critical and constructive opposition," Mardani Sera said in a statement here on Monday.

He said there are many home works left unfinished by President Jokowi during his first leadership term, and should be completed by Jokowi during his second period.

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During his second leadership term, Jokowi must meet his promises, among other things concerning mental revolution concept, seven percent economic growth, trade deficit, exports, forest fires, employment, and BPJS, education quality improvement, according to the PKS politician.

A promise is a debt that must be paid. He prayed for Jokowi to be capable of meeting his promises stated during the presidential election campaigns.

"Insya Allah if all promises are met, he will be remembered as president who is successful in leading Indonesia during 10 years of his administration," he said.

The Jokowi- Ma'ruf Amin pair was inaugurated as President and Vice President for the 2019-2014 period at Parliament Building in Jakarta on Sunday.

Jokowi was re-elected as Indonesia's president for the 2019-2024 period based on the April 17 presidential election results.

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Jokowi and his running mate, Ma'ruf Amin, won 55.5 percent of the vote as against 44.5 percent secured by the pair of retired general Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Uno. 

The 2019 election was a replay of the contentious 2014 presidential election that exposed a deep national divide, as Jokowi and Subianto went head-to-head.

Jokowi was supported by 10 political parties grouped in the Indonesia Working Coalition (KIK) -- the ruling PDIP, PKB, PPP, Golkar, Nasdem, PSI, Perindo, PKPI, Hanura, and the latest one, PBB -- during the presidential election.

The Indonesian Justice Prosperity Coalition comprising Gerindra, PKS, PAN, Democratic Party, and Berkarya carried Prabowo Subianto and his running mate Sandiaga Uno in the 2019 presidential election. The coalition was declared defunct by Prabowo following the announcement of the election results in May.

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