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Economic Problems Become Priority

Issues related to the economy and people\'s welfare are expected to be a priority in the 2019 presidential election. The role of volunteers will also be more important because political parties and legislative candidates tend to be busy during legislative elections.

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President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo (second left), his running mate KH Ma\'ruf Amin (left), Prabowo Subianto (second right) and his running mate Sandiaga Uno chat before the Declaration of a Peaceful Campaign for the 2019 presidential election at the National Monument compound, Central Jakarta, on Sunday (23/9/2018). At the event, which was also attended by representatives of political parties, and a number of legislative candidates, they declared their campaigns would be free of ethnic, religious, tribal or inter-group (SARA) issues, vote-buying and hoax news.

JAKARTA, KOMPASThe 2019 presidential election will become the second meeting between Joko Widodo and Prabowo Subianto in the democratic contestation. In the 2014 presidential election, the two also competed against each other, but with different vice presidential candidates.

In terms of vision and mission, some aspects of the 2014 general election remain the same. The 2019 presidential election is expected to be dominated by issues related to the economy and public welfare.

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