Looking for an Opposition
There are concerns that the meeting between Joko Widodo and Prabowo Subianto marked the beginning of legal and political bartering. A healthy democracy needs an opposition.
THE meeting between Prabowo Subianto and Joko Widodo on an MRT car two weeks ago was both happy and worrying. The two opponents in the 2014 and 2019 presidential elections finally sat down together amidst the sharp polarization between their supporters. This meeting is a sign that political disputes can end with smiles and an embrace.
At the same time, this reconciliation is concerning because it was followed by intense political lobbying...