Jabartoday.com-Jakarta, November 15, 2023 — The General Election Commission (KPU) of Indonesia announced the ballot number for presidential candidates in the 2024 election on Tuesday (11/14). The presidential and vice-presidential candidate pair of Prabowo-Gibran drew the number 2.
The Commander of Tim Fanta (Youth Voters Task Force), M. Arief Rosyid Hasan, stated, “Moving Forward to an Advanced Indonesia is not just a slogan for us. We also want this to be a two-way journey. It’s time for support to be expressed through the absorption of aspirations. The youth should be political subjects, the main actors, not just commodities, watching from the sidelines,” he added.
During the presidential and vice-presidential campaign period, Tim Fanta will also embrace 1,000 legislative candidates and one million young volunteers to amplify support for Prabowo-Gibran.
“Only in the Prabowo-Gibran pair do we see a commitment to involving young people in a concrete and measurable way. With a vice-presidential candidate aged 36, the involvement of 1,000 young legislative candidates, one million young volunteers in various provinces, and 10 million non-volunteer voters who will work selflessly,” said Arief.
ARH, as he is known, also explained that the number 2 for the Youth Voters Task Force symbolizes Victory. In K-Pop symbolism, the number 2 also means “saranghaeyo,” or an expression of love.
According to the Chairman of PB HMI 2013-2015, the backbone of the success of the 2024 Presidential Election lies in winning the hearts of young people. Moreover, KPU data shows that there are 107 million young voters, accounting for 53% of the total registered voters. Therefore, Tim Fanta will maximize the potential and involve all segments of young people in Indonesia, both domestically and among the diaspora in various countries worldwide.
“Once again, I cannot emphasize enough that the young generation should not merely be the subject of development, especially as commodities for the presidential election. The young generation should sit side by side as policy subjects and be part of the development,” Arief concluded. (ruz)