President Jokowi: I Have No Intention to Become President for Three Periods

INTERVIEW. President Joko Widodo speaks during an interview at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, on Monday, March 15, 2021. FOTO: BPMI Setpres

President Joko Widodo reiterated his stance that he was a president directly elected by the Indonesian people based on the constitution. Therefore, his government will run perpendicular to the constitution.

“What else should I say? Going back and forth, my attitude doesn’t change,” said the President in his statement at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, Monday, March 15, 2021.

On this occasion, the Head of State also emphasized that he had no intention of becoming president for three terms. The 1945 Constitution regulates two terms of office for the president, which of course must be obeyed together.

“I emphasize, I have no intention. Not interested also to be a three-term president. The constitution mandates two terms. That is what we must protect together,” he said.

According to him, in the midst of the current pandemic, all parties should prevent a new commotion and together with all elements of the nation to work hand in hand to bring Indonesia out of the pandemic crisis and towards a new leap of progress.

β€œDon’t make a lot of noise. We are currently focusing on handling the pandemic,” said the President. (snd)

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