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Golkar: Political Climate Can Return to Stable after General Elections

Airlangga Hartarto, General Chairperson of the Golkar Party and also Indonesia Minister of Industry (special)

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - Airlangga Hartarto, General Chairperson of the Golkar Party and also Indonesia Minister of Industry, says he is optimistic that the political climate will be stable after the General Election Commission (KPU) determines the president and vice president for the 2019-2024 period.

"The quick count shows that the supporting coalition parties [for Joko Widodo and Ma'ruf Amin] have won 60-64 percent of the votes, making it more legitimate in supporting government policies going forward," said Airlangga, in a discussion held by Danareksa Investment Management, in Jakarta On Wednesday (4/24/2019).

Airlangga ensures that the economy will grow 5 to 6 percent in the 2019 budget year, so that with stable political support it will provide certainty for the business climate.

Airlangga also stated that the current government had prepared policies during the government transition period, so that the next president and vice president would continue the policies that had been set.

Meanwhile, Arya Fernandes, political analyst from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), said the strengthening of political stability after the election can also be seen from the participation rate of 2019 presidential and legislative elections that reached 80 percent, or the highest in the history of election administration in Indonesia.

The discussion titled "Economic & Investment After 2019 Election: What's Next?" "It is expected to be the answer for investors who have been waiting and see because they are still waiting for the results of the 2019 Presidential Election," said President Director of Danareksa Investment Management Marsangap P Tamba.

"Our aim is to hold this activity, of course, to provide information to investors about the current political conditions and how they affect the business and investment climate," he said again.

Marsangap also said that Indonesia's economy will grow sustainably if infrastructure development continues.

"Connectivity will ensure the smooth mobility of goods and also develop new economic centers," he said.

According to Marsangap, the characteristics of countries experiencing rapid economic growth are high human resource competencies, an innovative culture and a growing entrepreneurial sector. "

The government must have programs that support the improvement of human resources so that the culture can be achieved. Innovation and mastery of technology will be important factors to ensure rapid economic growth.

At present Indonesia has become one of the countries that has the most startup companies in the world. Indonesia also has several unicorns.

"This development must be maintained and supported by economic stability and a conducive political situation, so that Indonesia can achieve its aspiration to become one of the largest economies in the world," he said, as quoted by Antara.