Widodo-Amin Emphasizes Equitable Economic Development
The incumbent candidates Joko Widodo-Maruf Amin was on the stage of the debate. Photo by TheInsiderStories.

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories)Moody’s Investors Service stated that the quick poll results so far indicate a second term for incumbent President Joko Widodo. This development would point to an environment of policy continuity, with a renewed focus on some of the reforms that marked his first term, including development of infrasructure and human capital, and gradual reduction of bureaucratic red tape.

According to Vice President Moody Investors Service Anushka Shah, the results of the interim calculations not only won the incumbent quantification, but also aroused public optimism about the sustainability of the development projects he has been promoting since he entered the arena of this harsh government.

“This policy mix has been supportive for investment and broader stability in growth. A stable growth environment will in turn foster financial market stability, which is crucial, given the high share of foregin ownership in the bond market,” said Moody’s senior analyst in a written statement on Wednesday (04/17).

Meanwhile, the enthusiasm of the Indonesian people to welcome the poll superiority in the April 17 Presidential election was very high and wide spread throughout Indonesia. The victory based on quick count aroused public optimism that the ongoing of development and investment that had begun since four years ago when he was taken a throne.

Desi, one of the members of the pro-Widodo movement, revealed that the temporary victory of this number one pair would certainly be a momentum for improving the lives of a better nation in the next five years.

She considered, if Widodo-Amin remained superior until the official announcement by the General Election Commission, Widodo would continue the development which had been intensively carried out which was no longer Javanese-centric.

“We are very pleased with this advantage. With that, we make sure that he will continue the development project to the regions,” she said in Jakarta.

Likewise with Yul Hermansyah, a member of the National Campaign Team Widodo-Amin, who hoped that Widodo should have focused on village infrastructure because so far the construction of infrastructure was more oriented to large infrastructure such as toll roads.

If the incumbent officially declared a winner in this election, then certainly the focus of attention is development in the villages, as manifested through the Village Fund which continues to increase every year.

“I hope that he will focus more on building rural communities. There are still many areas left behind such as Papua and other eastern regions of Indonesia,” he said.

So far it has been reported that the Widodo-Amin pair excelled with a double-digit margin over their competitor Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno.

According to the quick count of a number of credible survey institutions, as of Thursday at 11.42 local time, the average incumbent vote was 53.45 percent, while Subianto-Uno was 45.48 percent of the total votes coming close to 100 percent.

According to the Kompas Research and Development calculation, Widodo-Amin won 54.43 percent and Subianto-Uno 45.57 percent. Then according to Indo Barometer, Widodo-Amin was 54.32 percent while Subianto-Uno was 45.68 percent.

Likewise with the Lingkaran Survei Indonesia (LSI) Denny JA which placed Widodo-Amin’s superiority at 55.77 percent compared to Subianto-Uno at 44.23 percent. Then, CSIS-Cyrus won Widodo-Amin with a vote of 55.7 percent, while Subianto-Uno was 44.3 percent.

Quick count is a method of verifying the results of general elections conducted by calculating the percentage of election results in polling stations that are sampled.

The Election Commission itself has clarified that the results of the temporary calculations by the survey institutions are not problematic insofar as the results are not wrong and can be accounted for. Therefore, the Commission asked the public not to be provoked by the results of these calculations.

“They are official institutions registered with the Commission as a quick count institution. But in order not to cause confusion, the public must continue to wait for the official calculation results from the commission,” said the Commission Commissioner Pramono Ubaid.

Written by Daniel Deha, Email: daniel@theinsiderstories.com