Prabowo Officially Crowned Indonesia’s Oldest President

Prabowo - Gibran
Prabowo - Gibran

After the 2024 election in Indonesia, the Prabowo-Gibran Presidential candidate pair, which has election number 02, managed to win one round of elections. They won with a percentage of about half of the Republic of Indonesia’s votes so Prabowo is now officially the President of Indonesia and Gibran is the Vice President for the 2024-2029 period.

But, after the election and the success of Prabowo and Gibran as President and Vice President. There are some unique facts that cannot be denied and they are very attached to the two pairs. Some people and historians claim that Prabowo Subianto became the oldest President of Indonesia, while Gibran Rakabuming Raka became the youngest Vice President in Indonesian history.

In addition, after being officially declared President, Prabowo was convinced to build and implement the planned national programs.

Here are some interesting facts behind the election and the President and Vice President of Indonesia for the 2024-2029 period, as well as the programs that will be implemented when they take office that you should know!

Prabowo is Indonesia’s Oldest President

Indonesia's Oldest President
Indonesia’s Oldest President

Indonesia’s new president for the 2024-2029 period, Prabowo Subianto, is claimed to be the oldest Indonesian president to take office. In fact, Prabowo was born on 17 October 1951. Of course, he was already 72 years old when he entered this election. It is this 72-year-old that is stated and recorded in Prabowo’s history as having the oldest age when he became President of the Republic of Indonesia.

Even so, if you don’t take into consideration the period of leadership, Soeharto was still the elected President with the oldest age when he won the General Election on 29 May 1997. At the time, he was 75 years old. Then followed by B.J. Habibie who became the third president of Indonesia at the age of 62.

Meanwhile, the age of the previous President, Joko Widodo, when he won the election and took office as President was 53 years old. Other former Presidents who ascended to the Presidency in their 50s are Abdurrahman Wahid (Gus Dur) aged 59, Megawati Soekarno Putri aged 54 when she became President and the sixth former President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) who also reached the age of 55 when he became President. 

Gibran is Indonesia’s Youngest Vice President

Apart from the fact that Prabowo is the oldest President, Gibran Rakabuming is also the center of attention. The reason is that he is also classified as the youngest Vice President in Indonesian history.

Gibran was born in Surakarta on 1 October 1987, so he was 36 years old when he took the position of Vice President. He replaced Muhammad Natsir, who was 42 years old when he was elected as Soekarno’s second-term Vice President.

Prabowo and Gibran’s Top Programs

Another interesting fact about Prabowo and Gibran becoming the Presidential and Vice Presidential Couple 2024-2029 is that they will immediately implement the programs that have been prepared before the election.

As for some of the programs that have been planned by the President and Vice President pair, among others, quoted through Prabowo and Gibran’s vision-mission document, there are 8 best quick results programs that are priority programs launched by them to achieve Golden Indonesia.

The programs include providing free lunch and milk for school children and Islamic boarding schools, organizing free medical check-ups, eradicating tuberculosis and establishing hospitals in each district, increasing agricultural land productivity with village, regional, and national food barns, and building excellent schools in each district and renovating schools.

Certainly, the goal of these best programs will be a strong foundation for Indonesia to become a developed country and not be left behind by other countries. The education sector is also one of the determinants of how the next generation will live, they are the future of the nation.

In addition, Prabowo-Gibran will also continue and add social welfare cards to the community, as well as business cards to eliminate poverty, then raise the salary of the State Civil Apparatus, continue the infrastructure development of villages, sub-districts, direct cash assistance and guarantee the provision of cheap, well-sanitized houses for those in need.

To implement all these best programs, Prabowo and Gibran will certainly implement them in stages, just like the free lunch and milk programs, these will be implemented gradually and prioritize poor areas and areas claimed to be 3T: Tertinggal (underdeveloped), Terdepan (leading) dan, Terluar (outlying) areas.


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