IO – The COVID-19 Pandemic, is expected to continue over the long run, requires the cooperation of the whole nation to maintain political and economic stability. It inspired the Coordinating Minister for the Economy Airlangga Hartarto to assess the solidity of the coalition parties supporting the government, needed to face socio-economic impacts during the COVID-19 pandemic. Airlangga asserted that solidarity of political parties will create political stability in the community. The Head of the Golkar Party said that currently the coalition of parties supporting the government stands at more than 65 percent. He claimed that coalition political parties would continue to maintain solidity to support President Joko Widodo and the government through the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The role of political parties is to certify the validity of government policies and ensure that a social safety net (JPS) is accepted by the people, so the public is compensated with social assistance and maintain the ability to make purchases. We wish to confirm that Indonesia during this period will be politically stable,” Airlangga said in the ‘Global Economy Outlook’ webinar attended by more than 50 ambassadors or representatives of Indonesia-alliance countries, Wednesday (17/06/2020).
In the presence of many ambassadors: the ambassadors of Russia, Britain, the European Union, Costa Rica, Afghanistan, and South Africa, Airlangga said that Indonesia is optimistic; it can soldier through a pandemic well. Airlangga then added that there was a question from Singapore’s Ambassador for Indonesia Anil Kumar Anyar about the government’s plan to launch the Omnibus Law. “About the omnibus law, it is currently being discussed in parliament (DPR). The government and parliament are trying to resolve points promptly,” Airlangga answered.
The Coordinating Minister for the Economy also admitted to the ambassadors of Indonesia alliances that the government was currently launching a new era of normalcy. He acknowledged in the New Normal there will be no major surge in cases of the COVID-19 virus in the capital city of Indonesia; the government is prepared to restart the national economy. (dan)