Factbox-Policy pledges of Indonesia’s presidential candidates

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia has opened registration for a February presidential election, with three candidates expected in the race to succeed Joko Widodo after nearly a decade in power.

The following is a summary of some policy objectives presented to the election commission by candidates who have registered so far. Defence Minister Prabowo Subianto is expected to formally join the contest in the coming days.


– Continue programmes of President Joko Widodo’s administration

– Target average annual economic growth of 7%

– Create 17 million new jobs

– Expedite construction of new capital, Nusantara

– Modernise military hardware

– Target 30% share for renewable sources in energy mix by 2029

– Maintain moratorium on deforestation, accelerate reforestation programmes

– Expand social welfare to cover 15 million families, up from 10 million currently

– Strengthen national anti-corruption agency

– Strengthen Indonesia’s commitment to support fight of Palestinian people


– Targets 5.5% to 6.5% average annual economic growth from 2025-2029

– Create 15 million jobs, including “green” jobs

– Raise the tax-to-GDP ratio from 10.4% in 2022 to 13%-16% by 2029

– Target annual inflation of 2%-3% from 2025-2029

– Offer incentives for renewable energy projects

– Widen access to global markets for palm oil farmers

– Strengthen free trade agreements and Indonesia’s role in international financial institutions

– Minimise imports of staple foods

– Create 2 million new affordable housing units, including for informal workers, youth

– Expedite forest conservation and rehabilitation projects

– Limit new construction of and retire existing coal-fired power plants, especially in Java, Bali islands

– Review debt of state-owned enterprises, continue debt restructuring programme

– Ease permitting requirements for building places of worship

(Compiled by Stanley Widianto, Ananda Teresia and Martin Petty)