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PKB mass gathers support for Gerindra, Prabowo

  • Achmad Faisal and Suherdjoko

    The Jakarta Post

SURABAYA   /   Mon, March 16 2009   /  11:02 am
New coalition: The Greater Indonesia Movement Party’s (Gerindra) presidential hopeful Prabowo Subianto (right) talks to clerics during a gathering in Surabaya on Sunday while former president Abdurahman “Gus Dur” Wahid (left) looks on. After securing Gus Dur’s support on Saturday, Prabowo began to garner support from a number of clerics in regions across Java, strengthening his position as a promising presidential candidate just three weeks before the legislative elections. (JP/Achmad Faisal)(Gerindra) presidential hopeful Prabowo Subianto (right) talks to clerics during a gathering in Surabaya on Sunday while former president Abdurahman “Gus Dur” Wahid (left) looks on. After securing Gus Dur’s support on Saturday, Prabowo began to garner support from a number of clerics in regions across Java, strengthening his position as a promising presidential candidate just three weeks before the legislative elections. (JP/Achmad Faisal)

New coalition: The Greater Indonesia Movement Party’s (Gerindra) presidential hopeful Prabowo Subianto (right) talks to clerics during a gathering in Surabaya on Sunday while former president Abdurahman “Gus Dur” Wahid (left) looks on. After securing Gus Dur’s support on Saturday, Prabowo began to garner support from a number of clerics in regions across Java, strengthening his position as a promising presidential candidate just three weeks before the legislative elections. (JP/Achmad Faisal) Prabowo Subianto and his Greater Indonesia Movement (Gerindra) Party have secured the backing of Abdurrahman “Gus Dur” Wahid’s faction of the National Awakening Party (PKB). “I was surprised by Gus Dur’s crystal clear statement of support,” Prabowo said during his visit to the Soko Tunggal Islamic boarding school in Semarang on Sunday.
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