Anti-Megawati campaign on Facebook

megawati-facebookThe legislative election is just a few days away now. Aside from all of the campaign posters around town, I haven’t noticed any significant changes here. My local mall is opening two hours later on the day of the election this Thursday.

The presidential election will be held on the 8th of July. An anti-Megawati campaign on Facebook has been launched and the made the front page of some newspapers here. The Say “NO!!!” to Megawati currently has over 78,000 supporters.

The full list of Presidential candidates includes:

- Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
- Indonesian Vice president Jusuf Kalla
- Former Indonesian president Abdurrahman Wahid
- Former Indonesian president Megawati Soekarnoputri
- Former speaker of People’s Representative Council Akbar Tandjung
- Yogyakarta Governor Hamengkubuwono
- Former Jakarta governor Sutiyoso.
- Former Military of Indonesia commander Wiranto.
- Former Armed Force Strategic and Reserve Commander(Kostrad) and founder of the Gerindra Party Prabowo Subianto
- Chairwoman of Indonesian Justice and Unity Party Meutia Hatta Swasono
- Former Indonesian State Secretary Yusril Ihza Mahendra
- Former Finance Minister Rizal Ramli
- Chairman of the Institute for the Study of Democracy and National Prosperity (Pedoman) Indonesia Fadjroel Rachman
- Chairwomen of Akar Indonesia Ratna Sarumpaet
- Former Navy Commander Admiral Slamet Soebijanto
- Dita Indah Sari Leader of the People’s Democratic Party
- Freedom Institute Executive Director Rizal Mallarangeng (withdrawn)
- People’s Consultative Assembly Chairman Hidayat Nur Wahid

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