WILL BUDI GUNAWAN AND TITO KARNAVIAN ACCEPT BY PUBLIC AS THE NEXT PRESIDENT CANDIDATE? By : Toni Ervianto
According to the latest of LSI Denny JA survei results had been shown that at least 15 national figures are having political opportunity as the next President candidates. Indeed, LSI Denny JA had been made their survei to portrait people’s respond on those issues, because its potentially become hot issue in the next political discourse.
LSI Denny JA had been making clustering of national leaders resources such as from political party, high rank central government officers, businesspeople, social organization and private communities, and high rank local government officers such as governor.
Potential candidates are coming from political party such as Prabowo Subianto (chairman of Gerindra party), Puan Maharani (PDIP), Agus Harimukti Yudhoyono (Democrat party), Airlangga Hartanto (Golkar party), Muhaimin Iskandar (Nation Awakening party/PKB) and Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno (National Mandate party/PAN).
Meanwhile from high rank local government officers such as Ridwan Kamil (West Java governor), Anis Baswedan (Jakarta governor), Ganjar Pranowo (Central Java governor) and Khofifah Indar Parawansa (East Java governor).
Potential candidates are coming from high rank central government officers such as Sri Mulyani Indrawati (Finance Minister), Tito Karnavian (The National Police Chief), Budi Gunawan (The State Intelligence Agency Chief) and Gatot Nurmantyo (former the Indonesia’s Army Commander).
Talking about Prabowo Subianto, I think the chairman of Gerindra party does not want to compete again on the next presidential elections, and Prabowo Subianto has an opportunity to be “nation teacher or the guardian of democracy” so it can be predicted Prabowo will support others president candidate in 2024 presidential elections. Before 2024 presidential elections, I think Prabowo Subianto will step down from political arena and he may possibility replace by General (Ret) Gatot Nurmantyo who must have political party if he wants to compete the next presidential elections.
If in Struggle Indonesia Democracy Party or known as PDIP does not has political turbulence, I think after Megawati Soekarnoputri’s topple or step down at political arena, PDIP will choose their next chairman or chairwoman. Any possibility if General Police (Ret) Budi Gunawan will be elected as the next PDIP’s chairman comparing than Puan Maharani’s opportunity to select, because BG has “political charming” rather than Puan Maharani. Budi Gunawan must have political party as his political vehicle in 2024 political race. If Budi Gunawan has choosen as the next PDIP’s chairman, its mean Ganjar Pranowo has narrow political opportunity to promote as the next president candidate through PDIP.
Agus Harimukti Yudhoyono’s political position on the dangerous situation if in Democrat party will happen “political turmoil” replacing him as the strongest candidate to replace his father as the next Democrat party chairman. Same with Agus Harimukti Yudhoyono, Airlangga Hartanto’s position as the Golkar party chairman can be replaced by others Golkar qualified and potential cadres such as Bambang Soesatyo who is the current the House of Representative spokesman. The senior Golkar’s politician such as Akbar Tanjung has been rumoursly informated that he will support Bambang Soesatyo to replace Airlangga Hartanto.
I think both Budi Gunawan and Tito Karnavian are accepted by public as the next president candidates because both of them have many of political experiences, good track record as the high rank government officers and they have best education base. Indeed, both of them still need political party as their political vehicle in 2024 political race. Hopefully. God always bless us.
*) He had earned his master degree at the University of Indonesia (UI).