Thursday, September 15, 2011

Nomination of Ical Bakrie as Presidential Candidate

In 2014 President SBY will end his second term in office, therefore according to our Constitution he cannot be nominated again as a candidate in the next presidential election.

Although it is only three years from now, President SBY and his ruling Democrat Party have still not mention anyone who is being prepared as the next president.

One political party that has named a presidential candidate is the brand new and almost unknown SRI Party which nominated former finance Minister currently Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) i.e Sri Mulyani.

The opposition PDIP most likely will nominate its chairperson former President Megawati.

The most interesting perhaps would be the candidate of Golkar Party, the second largest and member of the coalition government. According to Kompas (below) Golkar plan to nominate its chairperson business tycoon Aburizal (Ical) Bakrie as candidate president.

JAKARTA, - Indonesia’s second-largest political party Golkar on Monday picked tycoon and power-broker Aburizal Bakrie as its presidential candidate for elections in 2014, it said.

Bakrie and his entrepreneurial family are collectively worth billions and run businesses in Indonesia selling everything from telecommunications to coal to education. But the Bakries and their companies are mired in allegations of corruption and tax fraud.

A Bakrie family spokesman has denied any wrongdoing, saying such allegations are “baseless and untrue”. Bakrie is currently the chairman of Golkar and was chosen as its representative for the next polls at a party board meeting in Denpasar on the island of Bali, officials said.

“The entire board of Golkar agreed on one thing — that Bakrie would become our presidential candidate in 2014,” the state news agency Antara quoted Ketut Sudikerta, the chairman of Golkar’s Bali chapter, as saying. The decision will be formalised at a future meeting of national party leaders, he added.
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Munir ardi said...

Abu Rizal Bakrie mungkin akan menghadapi beberapa kendala untuk sukses jadi presiden termasuk kasus Lapindo dan masyarakat di Sidoarjo tidak sedikit jumlahnya

colson said...

Italy provides an example what political, social and moral devastation a business-tycoon in charge of a country can bring. Especially Bakrie has a track record which makes him one of the three worst possible candidates Indonesia can have.

Dear Lord, have pity.

Wisata Murah said...

bakrei jangan di usung jadi presiden.rakyat sidoarjo itu gambaran kecil dari seluruh rakyat indonesia. ini serius. apakah rakyat bangsa ini tidak berpikir...?

Aulawi Ahmad said...

I think his not a chance to be our presiden, except our comunity has been hypnotize by him hehehe

Umihoney said...

Hi Harry,

If this person Bakrie is elected would he run Indonesia as a corporation with him as the CEO.

I trust Indonesian has matured politically to choose whats best for the nation

Great article Harry as usual.Take care of yourself ya.


H. Nizam said...

@Munir Ardi,
Saya sependapat dengan anda.
Lawan2 politiknya punya banyak amunisi untuk menghantamnya.

Yes you are right.
But maybe his businessman instinct would make him more goal oriented and faster in making decisions.

@Wisata Murah,
Rakyat kita tidak akan bodoh dalam memilih presiden.

Yeah the only chance would be by hypnotizing the people.

He has a business record which is not good i.e inundating large area of farm, industries and houses in East Java with hot mud. Beside that there are some tax problems.

Ferdinand said...

Gimana ya? Lapindo aja yg punya belia pasti itu salah satu yg akan menghambat rencananya jadi Presiden, klo menurutku lebih baik JK yg maju lagi, dia lebih punya sosok pemimpin tuh menurutku.... :)

r10 said...

masyarakat masih ingat dengan Lapindo, sejauh ini saya tidak menemukan kandidat presiden yang memuaskan track recordnya

attayaya said...

nyelesein lapindo aja ga bisa, gimana bisa ngurusin negara Indonesia.
hmmmm berat buat bang ical

H. Nizam said...

Anda benar bahwa Bakrie pasti akan tersandung kasus2 seperti Lapindo yang belum selesai.
Banyak yang mengatakan bahwa JK mungkin lebih tepat.

Memang sampai saat ini masih belum tampak calong presiden yang menyakinkan.

Banyak yang sependapat dengan anda.

Breaking Dawn said...

I agree if the leaders of tomorrow and always honest populist.

Cheap Hotels said...

Leaders in Indonesia is very good.

H. Nizam said...

@Breaking Dawn,
Let us hope so my friend.

@Cheap Hotels,
I like your optimism.

Ria Tumimomor said...

wondering what will happen if he is really get elected

Tablet Android Honeycomb Terbaik Murah said...

everyone can be number one in this country, but, what can he do for this state?

H. Nizam said...

Many Indonesians are asking the same question.

@Tablet Android,
What we can do now is wait and see.