Erick Thohir, Most Preferred Candidate for Vice President of 2024 Presidential ElectionEnglish
Minister of State-Owned Enterprises (BUMN) Erick Thohir has a strong figure as a vice presidential candidate from a professional background. There are several reasons explaining why Erick Thohir is favored as vice presidential candidate.
Political observer from Padjadjaran University (Unpad) Ari Ganjar Herdiansyah said Erick Thohir's background as a professional was not an obstacle, but instead an advantage.
Moreover, Erick Thohir's presence became a hot topic of conversation among Islamic-based political parties.
The United Development Party (PPP) and the National Mandate Party (PAN), which are members of the New Indonesia Coalition (KIB) with the Golkar Party, have a great chance of carrying Erick as running mate.
"Erick Thohir has an opportunity from KIB because he is a non-political figure, he is a professional one," said Ari Ganjar.
According to him, Erick Thohir's background, which comes from a professional background, is actually an advantage, because Erick Thohir is not bound by the interests of any political party.
Ari assessed that Erick was capable of becoming a balancing figure who could accommodate the interests of every political party in MNH. This is certainly a positive thing.
Erick Thohir's continuity in KIB is so potential. This is reinforced by the very harmonious relationship between Erick Thohir and political parties from KIB.
This makes Erick Thohir a potential vice presidential candidate for the upcoming presidential election.
In several political surveys, Erick Thohir's name emerged as a strong candidate for vice president for the 2024 presidential election. Actually, Erick Thohir's name was also included in the presidential candidate survey.
A number of names have been paired with Erick Thohir as potential candidates for the 2024 vice presidential candidate. They are Ganjar Pranowo-Erick Thohir, Prabowo Subianto Erick Thohir, and Anies Baswedan-Erick Thohir.