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Jakarta Post

Sri Mulyani’s return sparks speculation

  • Bagus BT Saragih

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, November 9 2011   /  07:50 am

The arrival of former finance minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati in Jakarta has triggered speculation over a possible bid for president in 2014, despite her refusal to comment on the issue.

On Tuesday, Sri Mulyani, in her capacity as a World Bank managing director, met with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in a closed-door meeting at the State Palace.

Topics discussed in the meeting included Yudhoyono’s recent attendance at the G-20 Summit in Cannes, France, and the upcoming 19th ASEAN Summit in Bali, Antara news agency reported.

“Welcome home,” said the President while shaking Sri Mulyani’s hand at the entrance of his office.

While leaving the meeting, the 49-year-old Sri Mulyani smiled as dozens of journalists asked her if she would run in the 2014 presidential election.

She flashed the same smile when asked the same questions before entering t...