If you are anything like me, election season can be extremely stressful. I get anxious watching the debates, I get nervous and tiptoe around questions surrounding my political opinion, I cringe everytime I see online arguments with misinformation and I’ll probably be on edge the whole election day, waiting for the results. What makes it such a stressful period is the tension between camps and the uncertainty of who gets elected, because we all know that only one of the candidates can win.
Looking back to the 2014 election, President Joko Widodo won with 53.15% of the votes and Bpk. Prabowo Subianto lost with 46.85%—how close the results are to 50% shows how divided the country was. It is also safe to say that almost half of the population was, and in this coming election, will be disappointed with the results regardless who wins.
Remember that whatever the result, just know that who ever gets elected have one vision and that is to improve Indonesia. It is also important to remember that though the president holds a high position of power, a president is only one part of a big and complex political system.
Now to wrap this post up, in the 2014 elections we had a 69.58% voting turnout, the team here in Seribu Tujuan urges you to use your voice and don’t forget to vote this April 17th!
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