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Anies should concentrate on job as governor, says Kalla

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, March 25, 2018   /   01:25 pm
 Anies should concentrate on job as governor, says Kalla Jakarta Governor, Anies Baswedan gives a statement during an interview with The Jakarta Post on March 14. (JP/Wienda Parwitasari)

Vice President Jusuf Kalla said it was not impossible for Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan to contest the 2019 presidential election, but it would be better if he focused on his job at the moment.

Kalla and Anies were spotted together on a morning jog from the National Monument (Monas) to the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle, along with South Sulawesi Family Association members.  

“Everything is possible, but now [Anies should] concentrate on his job as Jakarta governor,” Kalla told the media on Sunday, as quoted by kompas.com.

When asked whether he would recommend Anies as a vice presidential candidate, Kalla said that was not his job.

“The parties will recommend it. They propose it. Not me,” he added.

Kalla also declined to comment on whether he would be President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s running mate for the second time.

 “This is not the right time to talk about it. There is still a long way to go,” he said. (hol/ahw)