So, we have a new president
But what should we call him?
And what should be his top priority in the first 3 months?
The Jakarta Post has been conducting an online poll
and the following are the latest 'results' I gleaned:
(Total votes: 2770)
Corruption eradication: 27%
Just why pundits think much can be achieved in just 100 days, beats me. What this country needs is some long-term thinking, not short-term goals
. At least SBY agrees with me
Megawati can be praised
for ensuring a fair election. That she couldn't be bothered to meet SBY before his inauguration and preferred to spend the day pottering
around her garden is probably because she didn't want to get stuck in the traffic like the rest of us. However, Hasyim Muzadi, Megawati's running mate in the presidential polls, said at the ceremony that his former boss's absence reflected the fact she belonged to a different political era. The New Order is now old hat.
There's little point in me commenting any more; I didn't have a vote. I just hope that the next few years don't prove the old adage that whoever you voted for, the government got in.