Once a new president is elected (incumbent President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono cannot participate as the constitution stipulates a two-term limit to the Indonesian presidency) investors will be more enthusiastic to invest as the new president will unfold his vision and plans for the next five years. This will provide a certain amount of assurance and confidence within the country's investment climate. But it is also important that the new president will not deviate too much from the foundation that was laid by his predecessor. For example the ambitious Masterplan for Acceleration and Expansion of Indonesia's Economic Development (MP3EI) should remain a priority.

The main pillar of economic expansion in 2014 continues to be formed by domestic consumption. At present, domestic consumption accounts for about 55 percent of GDP growth. With inflation being back under control, Indonesia's domestic consumption is expected to gain significance next year. In 2013, inflation accelerated to nearly 9 percent (year-on-year) after the government increased prices of subsidized fuels in June 2013. 

Indonesia's legislative election is scheduled for 9 April 2014 and the presidential election for 9 July 2014.