Episode 64: Not Just Unicorns: Hot Takes on the Second Round of Presidential Debates

In this episode, we discuss the second round of presidential debates between candidates  Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and Prabowo Subianto, this time just on their own, without their vice presidential running mates. This round of debates talked about infrastructure, the environment, energy, and other industry & economic issues. We dug into a few of these topics, such as the Jokowi administration’s record on infrastructure, his somewhat misleading comments on the environment & forest fires, as well as a deep dive into land usage & certification (courtesy of Stephanie’s old job). We give out our assessments of both candidates’ performance and commend Jokowi for having the calm and confidence to speak about and really showcase his administration’s successes in these issues. Let’s hope the next round of debates will be as substantive as this one… fingers crossed! Also, unicorns.

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