Jakarta (ANTARA) - The General Elections Commission (KPU) has determined three pairs of presidential and vice presidential candidates for the 2024 General Elections: Anies Baswedan-Muhaimin Iskandar, Ganjar Pranowo-Mahfud MD, and Prabowo Subianto-Gibran Rakabuming Raka.

The three pairs have released their vision and mission documents to inform Indonesian citizens who will cast their votes on February 14, 2024.

The Baswedan-Iskandar pair presents the vision of "An Equitable and Prosperous Indonesia for All" with missions named "Eight Ways of Change", while Pranowo-Mahfud proposes the vision of "Towards an Excellent Indonesia: Quick Move to Realize an Equitable and Sustainable Maritime Country" with missions called "Eight Quick Moves."

The Subianto-Raka pair raises the vision of "Together With Onward Indonesia, Towards Golden Indonesia 2045" with missions called "Eight Missions of Asta Cita."

Their visions, missions, and programs will form the basis of the 2024 National Medium-Term Development Plan (RPJMN) to usher in the achievement of the Golden Indonesia 2045 vision, in which Indonesia aims to become a developed country.

The General Elections Commission Regulation (PKPU) Number 19 of 2023 concerning Nomination of Participants in the General Elections for President and Vice President states that the statement letters of visions, missions, and programs of the candidates are based on the principle of Article 4, Paragraph 1 of the Constitution.

They are also an elaboration of the National Long-Term Development Plan (RPJPN) in accordance with the applicable laws and regulations.

The implementation of the visions, missions, and programs of the elected president and vice president will be outlined in the five-year RPJMN, which is ratified by a presidential regulation.

RPJMN, prepared using a technocratic approach, represents a five-year development stage within the 20-year RPJPN period.

The visions, missions, and programs of the candidates, as well as the RPJMN and the RPJPN, will guide Indonesia's future development.

The three pairs of candidates have prepared their programs to cover various important sectors, including commitments to support vulnerable groups, such as women and children.

For women, who make up more than 50 percent of voters, understanding the candidates' visions, missions, and programs is crucial to ensure that their needs and interests are represented.

Anies Baswedan-Muhaimin Iskandar

The Baswedan-Iskandar pair from the Coalition of Change places education, employment, and political participation rights in mission number 2, which focuses on poverty alleviation through job creation and fair wage realization.

Translator: Narda Margaretha, Raka Adji
Editor: Anton Santoso
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