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Kalla ready to dump Golkar and be VP candidate for Megawati

  • Rabby Pramudatama

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, November 26 2012   /  08:16 am

Former vice president Jusuf Kalla said he is ready to join the ticket of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle’s (PDI-P) Megawati Soekarnoputri as a vice presidential candidate for the 2014 election.

Kalla said he “wouldn’t mind” being paired with Megawati and that he would not represent Golkar Party in the bid.

“If I am not representing Golkar Party, then I have no objection to the proposal. Everything is possible in politics,” Kalla told reporters during a visit to Multimedia Nusantara University in Serpong, Banten.

Kalla said that he had had informal talks with the PDI-P but refused to confirm if the party had officially asked him to join the ticket. “That’s not a pressing matter,” Kalla said.

Kalla, who is a former chairman and still member of the Golkar Party, said that the leadership of Golkar could do little about his presidentia...