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PDI-P — Dems coalition
a possibility

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.

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