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Prabowo, Zulkifli discuss possible coalition for 2019 presidential election

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Jakarta   /   Mon, June 25, 2018   /   01:31 pm
Prabowo, Zulkifli discuss possible coalition for 2019 presidential election Closer ties: National Mandate Party (PAN) chairman Zulkifli Hasan (right) gives a press statement alongside Gerindra chairman Prabowo Subianto after their closed-door meeting at Zulkifli's official residence in the Widya Chandra complex in South Jakarta on June 25. (Antara/Wahyu Putro A.)

Gerindra chairman Prabowo Subianto and National Mandate Party (PAN) chairman Zulkifli Hasan, who is also the People's Consultative Assembly speaker, held a meeting at the latter's official residence in the Widya Chandra complex in South Jakarta on Monday.

Prabowo arrived at Zulkifli's residence at 10:45 a.m. local time, Kompas.com reported. The meeting was closed to the public. Media workers were only allowed to take pictures before the meeting started.

Prabowo tiba di rumah dinas Zulkifli sekitar pukul 10.45 WIB. Ia sempat menyapa wartawan sebelum bertemu Zulkifli. Pertemuan antara keduanya berlangsung tertutup. Awak media massa diperbolehkan untuk mengambil gambar selama beberapa menit sebelum pertemuan dimulai.

Artikel ini telah tayang di Kompas.com dengan judul "Prabowo dan Zulkifli Hasan Bertemu, Bahas Kemungkinan Koalisi di Pilpres 2019", https://nasional.kompas.com/read/2018/06/25/11090151/prabowo-dan-zulkifli-hasan-bertemu-bahas-kemungkinan-koalisi-di-pilpres-2019.
Penulis : Kristian Erdianto
Editor : Diamanty Meiliana

PAN deputy secretary-general Yandri Susanto said Monday that the meeting was held as an "Idul Fitri open house" to strengthen silaturahim [the bonds of friendship].

Yandri further said the two political party leaders talked about a possible coalition between Gerindra and PAN in the upcoming 2019 presidential election.

"This is just a regular open house and coalition review," he said. "There's only one month left [until the presidential candidate registration period begins], so I think our effort to build chemistry is getting more intense every day," he said.

"Who the president is, who the vice president is, what the format of the coalition is," Yandri said. "I think today's meeting is a very normal thing. It's necessary to hold this meeting." (stu/ebf)