VP Boediono calls on community to maintain peace ahead of election

VP Boediono calls on community to maintain peace ahead of election

Vice President Boediono. (ANTARA/Suryanto)

Let us use our conscience to vote for the president whom we want to lead this nation."
Batam, Riau Islands (ANTARA News) - Vice President Boediono has called on the community to maintain peace and order prior to and during the July 9 presidential election.

"The community should help maintain peace, security, and order during the presidential election," the vice president said when closing the 25th National Quran Recital Competition here on Friday.

He noted that different opinions during the election campaigns were natural, in the absence of slanders and pointing fingers at each other.

The National Quran Reading Competition was organized during the run-up to the presidential election and, therefore, the vice president invited the participants and others in the community to turn the elections into an opportunity to express their hopes for democracy.

"Let us use our conscience to vote for the president whom we want to lead this nation," Boediono said.

"Indonesia is a pluralist country, but all community members have to unite and maintain peace and security during the election," he noted.

Indonesia is going to hold presidential election on July 9 which is being contested by Prabowo Subianto-Hatta Rajasa and Joko Widodo-M. Jusuf Kalla.
(Uu.O001/INE/KR-BSR/F001)

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