Thursday, July 9, 2009

Indonesia has a new (Vice) President

Based on (quick-count) polls, apparently Indonesia will have a new vice president, Boediono. But the real winner is, and still, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, now the president and the incumbent. As we know, among the contenders is Jusuf Kalla, now his vice president.

Although the final say will have to wait to the Election Commission (KPU) official counting result, scheduled by the end of the month, normally the quick-count poll figures will not be far from the KPUs.

(Of course) there is dissatisfaction among the contenders, saying that the election this time is far from clean, and undemocratic process, and a lot of problem regarding the "DPT" (voter list) that could lead to possible fraud. So there is still possibility, if the pressure is strong enough and if the evidence is there, the case could be heading to the constitutional court (Mahkamah Konstitusi).

However, the mood of the nation and most of the people, apparently "accept" the reality of the continuation of SBY era.