JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – Coordinator of the Spokesperson for the Democratic Party DPP Herzaky Mahendra Putra questioned the plans for the duet of Anies Baswedan and Ganjar Pranowo in the 2024 Presidential Election (Pilpres).
Because, according to him, the discourse launched by the Nasdem Party actually raised questions about the causes of public division in the last two elections, instead of being a solution to eliminate polarization.
“It’s the same as accusing the paired figure and his supporters as a source of polarization,” Herzaky told Kompas.comMonday (27/6/2022).
He added that the polarization in society began when in the 2014 presidential election only two pairs of candidates, namely Joko Widodo-Jusuf Kalla and Prabowo Subianto-Hatta Rajasa, participated.
This continued again when Jokowi and Prabowo again fought in the 2019 Election with different partners.
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“Why does it seem as if the war between Jokowi and Prabowo is about to be relegated to Ganjar and Anies? Who actually profited from the polarization during 2014 and 2019? Which party? Which character?” he said.
Herzaky also reminded all parties to be careful because there are groups that are suspected of wanting the split to occur.
He emphasized that the Democrat Party was consistent in resisting these discourses.
“Democrats, as emphasized by the Chairman of AHY (Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono) on various occasions, will fight against parties that perpetuate the division of society. So that polarization will no longer have a place in the 2024 (Pilpres),” he concluded.
Previously, Deputy Chairperson of the Nasdem Party, Ahmad Ali, explained the reason for the discourse was raised by Surya Paloh.
He claims that there are right-wing and nationalist groups whose ideas must be united through the nominations of Anies and Ganjar.
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This is because the split due to the 2014 and 2019 presidential elections did not only occur at the elite level, but also reached the smallest community group, namely the family.
“If it’s not fixed, it will be a big problem,” said Ali when confirmed Kompas.com.
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