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Editorial: Is Kalla the real loser?

  • Imanuddin Razak

    The Jakarta Post

  /   Sun, April 26 2009   /  11:47 am

Political maneuvers – are perhaps the proper words to describe what have been going on here at home this whole week. The April 9 legislative election is only a month away and the presidential election will not be held until July. However, the nation has been observing numerous surprises as a result of the maneuvers made by political party leaders although the results of the legislative election – a prerequisite for the presidential election – are not yet final.
This week saw “behind-the-scenes” meetings between President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Vice President Jusuf Kalla as well as intensive encounters between officials of Yudhoyono’s Democratic Party (PD) and Kalla’s Golkar Party following the PD’s magnificent achievement and Golkar’s tremendous loss in the legislative election.
There has not been much told about the results of those m...