The Jakarta Post
Old soldiers: President
Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (right) meets with chief patron of the Great
Indonesia Movement Party (Gerindra), Prabowo Subianto, at his office in
Jakarta on Monday. The two former generals discussed the current
political situation and a possible coalition. (Antara/Prasetyo Utomo)The
widely publicized meeting between President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
and chief patron of the Great Indonesia Movement Party (Gerindra) Lt.
Gen. (ret.) Prabowo Subianto has led to speculation that the two have
struck a deal for a political alliance ahead of the 2014 presidential
The meeting between Yudhoyono and Prabowo appeared to have been stage-managed to get the widest media coverage possible, with the schedule for the meeting being distributed hours before the meeting took place.
Prabowo, who is a former commander of the Special Forces...