The Jakarta Post
Slimming down: Golkar Party chairman Airlangga Hartarto (right), accompanied by secretary-general Lodewijk Freidrich Paulus, announces the party’s new board members in Jakarta on Monday. The new board has seen a reduction in number from 305 to 251.(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)After months-long internal strife, the Golkar Party’s new leadership has taken steps to consolidate power within the party and set a target of attaining greater electoral gains in the 2019 general elections.
On Monday, newly elected party chairman Airlangga Hartarto, who took office last month after replacing Setya Novanto, unveiled a new line-up for the party’s central board that included a retired army general who once headed the Army’s Special Forces (Kopassus).
Airlangga assigned Lt. Gen. (ret) Lodewijk Freidrich Paulus the position of secretary-general, the party’s second-most important position. ...