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Candidates share common visions, differ in wording

  • Novan Iman Santosa

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, November 22 2018   /  12:41 am

Navigating the way forward: Shafiah Muhibat, head of international relations at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), speaks at a discussion about the foreign policies and defense orientations of presidential candidates at the CSIS auditorium in Jakarta on Wednesday. Others to speak at the event included (from left) lawmaker Meutya Hafid, member of the Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Uno campaign team Rizal Darmaputra and lecturer at the Indonesian Defense University Kusnanto Anggoro.(JP/Seto Wardhana)The candidates in the 2019 presidential election will not make dramatic changes from the current positions in defense and foreign affairs although there might be subtle differences in rhetoric and approaches, a public discussion heard on Wednesday.

Kusnanto Anggoro, a lecturer at the Indonesian Defense University, said that it was not easy to compare both camps’ visi...