JAKARTA, Aug. 16 (JDN.id) – Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Thursday he is sure that next year simultaneous legislative and presidential elections will be secure and peaceful.
“I am confident, with our long experience in democracy, insha Allah (God willing}, simultaneous legislative and presidential elections in 2019 will be conducted securely, peacefully and democratically,” President Widodo said during his annual state speech at the House of Representatives building.
His confidence was based on the facts that the country has Pancasila ideology implemented through the motto of Bhinneka Tunggal Ika, Unity in Diversity.
By implementing Bhinneka Tunggal Ika, the country can also prevent and combat terrorism to its roots, he said.
“We are grateful that we have been able to utilize our ‘unity in diversity’,” he said.