The Current Road to the Presidency
Socioligist, Jakarta State University
IN the beginning, a president was an event, not a position, let alone of power. This was notable on August 18, 1945, at 1:45pm-2:42pm. The emergence of the President of Indonesia was heralded with one terse sentence, with no debate, no shilly-shallying, but with full sincerity by Otto Iskandardinata:
With regards to the time, I expect the presidential election to be enacted with a voice of acclamation, and I proposes a candidate, Bung...