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Debates in English: Jokowi vs Prabowo - Plan for Indonesia 2014-2019

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Is Joko Widodo ready to lead Indonesia? http://english.astroawani.com/news/show/is-joko-widodo-ready-to-lead-indonesia-32319 "He has not yet had to disclose any of his views on issues of national importance," said Paul Rowland, a political analyst based in Jakarta who was formerly Indonesia country director for the National Democratic Institute, a non-government advocacy group. "By becoming a candidate he's going to have to stick his head up." IN CONTRAST: Indonesia's Prabowo Subianto tests the water in Singapore http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2012/10/06/indonesias-prabowo-subianto-tests-the-water-in-singapore/ Staying true to his military background, Prabowo asserted that he operates under the motto of 'who dares wins', and believes that it is time for Indonesia's elites to be daring and to accept challenges. To respond to Indonesia's challenges, Prabowo proposed what he called a 'big push strategy', involving focusing on one or two big sectors to 'push' the Indonesian economy forward. He proposed transforming Indonesia's cleared land into productive land for the purpose of biofuel research. Such a project would ease unemployment, based on Prabowo's conservative estimate of four jobs being created per hectare of productive land.