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Jakarta Post

PAN national working meeting postponed

  • Karina M. Tehusijarana

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, August 6, 2018   /   11:20 am
PAN national working meeting postponed Staying firm: National Mandate Party (PAN) founder Amien Rais (left) talks with party chairman Zulkifli Hasan during the celebration of the 20th anniversary of Indonesia's Reform Era at the People's Consultative Assembly building in Senayan, Central Jakarta, on May 21. (Antara/Akbar Nugroho Gumay)



The National Mandate Party’s (PAN) national working meeting, originally scheduled for Aug. 6 to 7,  has been postponed.

“PAN’s fourth national working meeting, which was to be held from Aug. 6 to 7, is temporarily postponed until a time that will be announced soon,”  PAN chairman Zulkifli Hasan said in a written statement on Sunday. 

He also asked PAN regional executive board heads to be prepared for the new date and to send the results of their plenary meetings to the executive board by Monday. 

PAN, though still technically a member of the governing coalition, has been hesitant to officially declare support for either President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo or challenger Gerindra Party chairman Prabowo Subianto. 

The party has seemed divided, with Zulkifli open to joining Jokowi’s coalition while patron Amien Rais has been one of the President’s harshest and most vocal critics.  

PAN executives have said the results of the national working meeting would  determine which side they would throw their support to. (swd)

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