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Wiranto, SBY meet, discuss politics ahead of elections

  • Marguerite Afra Sapiie
    Marguerite Afra Sapiie

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Wed, April 18, 2018 | 03:31 pm
Wiranto, SBY meet, discuss politics ahead of elections Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Wiranto (left) met with former president and Democratic Party chief patron Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Tuesday. (Kompas.com/Dimas Jarot Bayu Prakoso)

Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Wiranto met with former president and Democratic Party chief patron Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Tuesday to talk about politics.

“I am the coordinating political, legal and security affairs [minister]. [The title] clearly includes ‘politics’ so in order to understand the latest political developments, especially ahead of the elections, I meet with various political figures and party leaders,” Wiranto said at his office in Central Jakarta after the meeting, which took place in Yudhoyono’s residence in Kuningan, South Jakarta.

Wiranto, the chief patron of Hanura, a member of the ruling party coalition, added that he had “listened to Yudhoyono’s insight on national politics.”

Wiranto acknowledged that the two retired military generals also discussed national security affairs.

“He has experience in managing national security as a [military] commander, so [I wanted] insight from him on [...] what to do in order to maintain political stability ahead of the elections,” he said.

Wiranto hinted that he would also meet with other political party leaders to “maintain political communications.” (swd)

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