Indonesian experts, surveys beg to differ that most people want longer term for Jokowi


People move ballot boxes sent in from various districts during the 2019 presidential and legislative elections at the General Elections Commission office in Magelang, Central Java. - Antara

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/Asia News Network): Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan recently said that a majority of Indonesians supported a longer final term for President Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo. But politicians and experts are challenging the claim, which was made after several party leaders within the pro-government coalition pushed for the 2024 general election to be postponed.

Hasto Kristiyanto of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), a ruling party of which Jokowi is a member but has rejected the idea of extending the President’s term, said Luhut's statement was out of bounds.

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