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Jakarta Post

Jokowi's VP candidate to be announced soon

  • The Jakarta Post

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, May 9, 2014   /  05:44 pm

An Indonesian Party of Struggle (PDI-P) official said that Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's vice presidential candidate will be announced between May 10 and May 18.

"The VP candidate will be announced between May 10 and 18. The eventual nominee will be one names that have been mentioned in the media," deputy secretary-general Hasto Kristanto said in Denpasar, Bali on Friday, as quoted by Antara news agency.

Hasto explained that two prospective candidates, former vice president Jusuf Kalla and Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) chairman Abraham Samad, keep popping up because they are both credible and extremely capable in their own fields.

"Let's just wait and see," he said. 

Although it has been reported that Jokowi, who is also Jakarta governor, has submitted a request for leave to the President to focus on his presidential bid ahead of campaign season in June, however, his nomination is not official until it has been registered with the KPU from May 18-20.

The presidential election is slated for July 9, while the runoff will be held in September. (fss/dic)


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