Take a Chance: Indonesia’s President Election

July 7, 2009

Today, July 8, 2009 it is the time to elect Indonesian higher goverment leaders, the president with vice-president, there is 3 candidate to choose, Number 1, Mrs. Megawati, the daughter of Indonesia’s first president Soekarno and the 5th President of Indonesia (2001-2004) with the vice-president candidates, Mr. Prabowo Subianto, former KOPASSUS head leaders at Indonesia Military. They are voted by two big party, Megawati by PDI-P and Prabowo by Partai Gerindra, the issues is they will focusing in the society economics (Ekonomi Kerakyatan) as we know Prabowo were close with the fisherman and farmer also leading the forum.


Megawati Soekarno Putri with Prabowo Subianto

Number 2, current Indonesia President, Mr. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) with the vice-president candidates, Mr. Boediono, he is a professor from Gadjah Mada University, former minister, governor of Bank of Indonesia. The slogan is “lanjutkan!” (continue) from the government effort to make continuing development, as we know SBY’s party, Partai Demokrat is the winner of Indonesian Legislatif Election in April 2009.


Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono with Boediono

Number 3, current Indonesia Vice-President, Mr. M. Jusuf Kalla (JK) will attend to be Indonesia next president with Mr. Wiranto, former General of Indonesian Army (Panglima TNI) as vice-president in “JK-Win” collaboration. JK-Win collaboration have a motto “lebih cepat lebih baik” (too fast more better) in Indonesian next governments.


M. Jusuf Kalla with Wiranto

Okay, guys, this is the time for you to choose, all the candidate is the best to be a leaders,but we must choosing one as our president, all hail you guys, Indonesian citizens and voters!

Leaders Coalition : Jusuf Kalla – Wiranto

May 1, 2009

This Year, What really “happening” in Indonesia is General Election (Pemilu), the winner is Democrat Party (Partai Demokrat / PD), that bring SBY (Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono) again to becoming Indonesia President. Not like 2004, now SBY will not coming with JK (Jusuf Kalla), know as Indonesia Vice President in present days.


Jusuf Kalla (Indonesia Vice President / Indonesia President Candidate).

It is because this day, May 1. 2009 JK with his party (Golkar Party) choose to separate with SBY, it is to becoming President as well. JK has Vice-President candidate, he is General (Purn.) Wiranto from Hanura Party (Partai Hati Nurani Rakyat). They was announced to the publics for this coalition.

it is good coalition or not?

First, to see from political perspective, its hard to compete with SBY, the party is to strong, powerful and believable. In the other hand, Megawati Sukarno putri (Indonesia Democracy Party-Struggle) also have a power and she is not yet choose the sides to do coalition, from the calculation and estimation, she is will duet with General (Purn) Prabowo Subianto from Gerindra Party. JK-Wiranto will facing the truth that SBY is to strong as well, and Megawati also has a huge number of followers.


Wiranto (Hanura Party Head Leader / Indonesia Vice President Candidate).

Second, another perspective, historical truth about JK-Wiranto it is almost clean, except little Wiranto roles in 1998 tragedy (fall of Suharto), but for all of this they are clean as well. Especially JK, he has good track records, for example to solve Aceh conflicts, he is a main maker in that peaceful agreement with Gerakan Aceh Merdeka (GAM) as separatism movement – read book: “To See The Unseen“.

For Indonesia voters, it is better to be wise to choose, but to lead, to solve and to built this country, whoever the President, as a citizens we must support them and respects their aim to make “better Indonesia”.

Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir : First Lesbian Prime Minister From Iceland

February 10, 2009

An Icelandic political party says it will name an openly gay government minister to the post of interim prime minister.

The country’s Social Democratic Alliance Party has picked Johanna Sigurdardottir, 66, to be prime minister in the wake of this week’s collapse of Iceland’s ruling conservative coalition, The Daily Mail reported Wednesday.


Iceland’s Coat of Arms

Currently Iceland’s social affairs minister, Sigurdardottir, described as a former flight attendant who rose through the political ranks, could confirmed as early as this week by Iceland’s new ruling coalition of the Alliance Party and the Left-Green movement, the newspaper said.

Sigurdardottir will face a massive job of rebuilding Iceland’s economy, which has been battered the collapse of three major banks saddled by huge debt loads. The bank failures triggered a plunge in Iceland’s currency, inflation and rising unemployment.

About Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir

Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir is an Icelandic politician and the current Prime Minister of Iceland. She had previously been Iceland’s Minister of Social Affairs and Social Security from 1987–1994 and 2007–2009. She has been a member of the Althing (Iceland’s parliament) for Reykjavík constituencies since 1978, winning re-election on eight successive occasions. She became Iceland’s first female Prime Minister on 1 February 2009; she also became the world’s first openly gay head of government of the modern era. Jóhanna is a social democrat and Iceland’s longest-serving member of Parliament. In the 1990s, when she lost a bid to head the party, she lifted her first and declared “My time will come!” – a phrase that became a popular Icelandic expression.


Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, Prime Minister of Iceland

On 26 January 2009, Prime Minister Geir Haarde tendered the resignation of the coalition government to the President of Iceland, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson. The move followed sixteen weeks of protests over the government’s handling of the financial crisis, protests which had intensified from 20 January.

After talks with the leaders of the five parties represented in the Althing, the President asked the Social Democratic Alliance and the Left-Green Movement to form a new government and to prepare for elections in the spring.

Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir was proposed as Prime Minister for the new government, not least because of her popularity among the general public and her good relations with the Left-Green Movement. An opinion poll by Capacent Gallup in December 2008 found 73% approval of her actions as a minister, more than any other member of the Cabinet: she was also the only minister to have improved her approval ratings over 2008.

The new government needs the support of the Progressive Party in the Althing. Negotiations continued up to the evening of 31 January, and the new Cabinet was appointed on 1 February.

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Dinamika Pemilu 2009 : Kolaborasi capres – cawapres

January 23, 2009

Rumah Megawati Sukarnoputri, mantan presiden ke-5 Republik Indonesia, kedatangan tamu yang cukup penting, Prabowo Subianto, mungkin dalam jamuan itu terdapat pembicaraan soal kolaborasi PDI-P dan Partai Gerindra yang diusung oleh Prabowo.


Prabowo Subianto, from Gerindra Party

Megawati merupakan partner yang cukup baik dalam menaikkan pamor atau pun menambah jumlah massa pendukung, melalui PDI-P, Megawati memiliki jutaan pendukung fanatik partai berlambang banteng ini. Prabowo cukup cerdik menyikapi persoalan pemilu 2009 ini, dimana para pesaing diantaranya, dari PKS, PAN, GOLKAR maupun Presiden Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono dengan Partai Demokrat-nya juga menyusun strategi untuk menghadapi Pemilu 2009.

Prabowo sangat menyadari bahwa kolaborasi nya dengan Megawati akan memberikan banyak kontribusi bagi karir politiknya, namun Prabowo bukan satu-satunya capres-cawapres yang menangkap peluang ini, dari Yogyakarta, Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X juga memberikan indikasi untuk melakukan kolaborasi partainya, Partai Republikan, dengan PDI-P.


Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X, Sultan of Yogyakarta Resident, from Republican Party

Siapakah yang akan mendampingi Megawati ke Pemilihan Presiden – Wakil Presiden 2009 ? Masyarakat akan mengetahui nya pada periode kampanye maret – april 2009 ini, dan berharap semoga siapa pun  pemenangnya akan membawa Indonesia kepada suatu era kebebasan, kemakmuran dan kesejahteraan.