The chief patron of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), Taufiq Kiemas, said there was a possibility that his party could join in a coalition with the ruling Democratic Party.
“There is a great likelihood that we will have a coalition with the Democratic Party,” Taufiq said as quoted by tribunnews.com.
Taufiq said that such a coalition would be necessary if both parties wanted to see their candidates elected in the 2014 presidential election.
“There’s no way a single political party can contest [the election] alone. At least two political parties have to join forces, and the presidential election threshold should be set at 20 percent,” Taufiq said.
He added that the animosity between PDI-P chairwoman Megawati Soekarnoputri and President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono could be overcome.
“I believe Ibu Megawati would bow to the wish of the people,” he said.