Finally, the Indonesian people can see the quality of presidential candidates who will lead the Indonesia next five years through direct debate on TV. (Picture take from daylife.com)
Jakarta (Reuters) - Indonesians will elect their president on July 8 for only the second time in the country's history, a sign that the democratic process has taken hold in Southeast Asia's biggest democracy and largest economy.
One sign of Indonesia's progress is the series of televised debates held by the presidential and vice presidential candidates in the run-up to the election.
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, who is in the lead in most of the opinion polls, will face his rivals, former president Megawati Sukarnoputri and Vice President Jusuf Kalla, in the final debate on Thursday night. The subject will be democracy and regional autonomy.
Here are some of the key issues on democracy:
HOW DEMOCRATIC IS INDONESIA?
HOW DOES IT MEASURE UP?
HAS DECENTRALISATION WORKED?
WHY DO SOME POLITICIANS WANT TO TURN THE CLOCK BACK?
here are the schedule the debate :
June 18, 2009
presidential candidate Debate - Broadcast live on Trans TV. Theme of "Governance Achieve Both the Government and the Clean and uphold the supremacy of law and human rights" with moderator Prof. Dr. Anies Baswedan.
June 23, 2009
vice presidential candidates debate - Press live on SCTV, theme "Development Jati Diri Bangsa(
identity of the nation)" guided moderator Prof. Dr Komaruddin Hidayat.
June 25, 2009
presidential candidate debate - Press Direct on Metro TV. Theme of "reduce poverty and Unemployment" with moderator Aviliani, M Sc.
June 30, 2009
vice presidential candidates Debate - Live on TV One. Theme of "Improving the Quality of Human Life Indonesia" is guided by a moderator DR Dr Fahmi Idris.
July 2, 2009
Presidential Candidate debate - Press directly RCTI. Theme "NKRI, Democracy and Local Autonomy" with moderator Prof. Dr. Pratikno.
actually the third pair is not much different in fundamental.
but one pair must be President & Vice President, JK Joke :(appropriate sequence number) 1. Megawati Is Past==> 2. SBY Is now (2004-2009) ==> 3. JK Is next..... :D ....I don't know, I have no take the choice,...
Maybe I'll write in Indonesian, about many comment of people on the street.....next...