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Golkar most democratic party: Chairman Airlangga 

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    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Mon, July 29, 2019   /  09:27 am
Golkar most democratic party: Chairman Airlangga  President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Golkar Party leader Airlangga Hartarto sit down for a cup of tea after a jog at Bogor Palace in West Java. (Courtesy of/Presidential Palace)

In the 2019 legislative election, the Golkar Party won 12.31 percent of the vote, putting it in third place after the Indonesia Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) with 19.33 percent and the Gerindra Party (12.57 percent). Golkar, however, is projected to win the second-most seats at the House of Representatives. The party is currently embroiled in infighting over its chairmanship in the lead-up to its national meeting, slated for December. In an interview with The Jakarta Post, Golkar chairman Airlangga Hartarto shared his views on the latest developments and challenges facing the party. The following are excerpts from the interview with the Post’s Imanuddin Razak, Sita W. Dewi, Ghina Ghaliya and Fachrul Sidiq. Question: (Senior member and House speaker) Bambang Soesatyo has challenged your chairmanship and claims to have secured support from Golkar officials at t...