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Ex-graft convict emerges as potential successor

  • Gisela Swaragita

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, August 11 2018   /  12:33 am
New challenge: Sandiaga Uno embraces Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan as the former submits his resignation letter as deputy governor in Jakarta on Friday. Sandiaga has been picked by Prabowo Subianto as his running mate in the 2019 presidential election. (JP/Gisela Swaragita)(JP/Gisela Swaragita)

New challenge: Sandiaga Uno embraces Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan as the former submits his resignation letter as deputy governor in Jakarta on Friday. Sandiaga has been picked by Prabowo Subianto as his running mate in the 2019 presidential election. (JP/Gisela Swaragita)The chairman of the Gerindra Party’s Jakarta chapter, Muhammad Taufik, who was once jailed for corruption, has emerged as a potential replacement for Sandiaga Uno, who has resigned from his position as deputy governor to join party patron Prabowo Subianto as his running mate in the 2019 presidential election.

Gerindra and the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), the political parties that supported Governor Anies Baswedan and Sandiaga in the 2017 gubernatorial election, have to pick a replacement for Sandiaga after he tendered his resignation on Friday to register as a vice presidential candidate at the General ...