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Jakarta Post

Megawati rallies for Jokowi

  • Marguerite Afra Sapiie

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, January 11 2019   /  12:42 am

The chairwoman of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), Megawati Soekarnoputri, rallied the party’s rank-and-file behind the presidential bid of incumbent President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo during a celebration for the party’s 46th anniversary in Central Jakarta on Thursday.

In a rousing speech in front of Jokowi, his running mate Ma’ruf Amin and hundreds of the party’s national and regional executives, Megawati called on party members to work hard to deliver results in the 2019 general election, have the PDI-P win the most seats in the House of Representatives and secure Jokowi’s reelection.

“Very confident that Pak Jokowi will be reelected,” Megawati said in her speech. The party’s matriarch also pledged that her side would adhere to the Constitution in campaigning for Jokowi.

“As leader of the party, I maintain that the PDI-P will ...