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Jakarta Post

Prabowo wants ‘guided democracy’ if elected

  • Margareth S. Aritonang

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, December 19 2012   /  11:14 am

Chief patron of the Great Indonesia Movement Party (Gerindra) and presidential hopeful Lt. Gen. (ret) Prabowo Subianto has offered his new vision for the country, saying that his version of a “better-guided” democracy would help solve the problems currently plaguing the country.

Prabowo said that if he was elected president, he would work with the country’s best and brightest minds to realize a better version of democracy for the country.

Speaking at a public lecture organized by the Soegeng Sarjadi Syndicate (SSS) on Tuesday, Prabowo highlighted the fact that the current form of democracy in Indonesia suffered a lack of firm leadership.

“[We have] no compass ... Indonesia is at a crossroads where a group of Kurawa [evil kingdom] aims at hijacking our idea of democracy. What is at stake now ... is a struggle for power between the Kurawa and the Pandawa [good ...