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Businesses confident election will not slow growth

  • Winny Tang

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, April 15, 2019   /  07:38 am
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Business players are confident that the six-month transition period between this administration and the next will not act as a hindrance in their efforts to expand their businesses, as they believe that the upcoming elections will run safely and smoothly. (Shutterstock.com/Khongtham)

Business players are confident that the six-month transition period between this administration and the next will not act as a hindrance in their efforts to expand their businesses, as they believe that the upcoming elections will run safely and smoothly. The general election will be held on April 17 this year, while the inauguration of the president and vice president is scheduled for Oct. 20. The six-month transition period is much longer than the three-month gap in the previous presidential election on July 9, 2014. That year, the inauguration was held on Oct. 20. Shinta Kamdani, the Indonesian Employers Association (Apindo) deputy chairwoman, said businesses would keep running as usual even though there might be a period of uncertainty. “Businesses have to run as usual, whether there is a presidential election or not, even though as business players we need certai...