JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – Political observer of Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University in Jakarta Adi Prayitno has evaluated that candidate number 01 Joko Widodo was not ideal to face the attack on presidential candidate number 02 Prabowo Subianto in the fourth debate on Saturday (03/30/2019).
Adi suspected, Jokowi and his successful team had misjudged Prabowo's strategy during the debate.
As a result, despite having a good idea or program, Jokowi did not exploit it.
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"Because he was not quick to accept Prabowo's aggressive attack so that something substantial and good is not well exploited," Adi said when contacted. Kompas.com, Monday (1/4/2019).
On the other hand, according to Adi, Prabowo's performance has increased compared to the previous debate. In the fourth debate, Prabowo was considered brave enough to criticize Jokowi and present his solution.
Unfortunately, the appearance was "tarnished" when Prabowo questioned the public who laughed when he mentioned the weakness of the national defense.
Adi argued, the public conversation turned to the theme of Prabowo's temperamental appearance, compared to the nature of patriotism he wanted to highlight.
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"So the patriotism Prabowo wants to show on issues of defense of foreign affairs and security seems to have been damaged when Prabowo seemed temperamental," he said.
The debate brought together candidate number 01, Joko Widodo, with candidate number 02, Prabowo Subianto. The topics discussed consisted of ideology, government, security and international relations.