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President mends ties with SBY's son

  • Karina M. Tehusijarana and Marguerite Afra Sapiie

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Fri, May 3, 2019   /  08:45 am
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Maneuvering: President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo (right) meets with the Democratic Party’s joint election command (Kogasma) chief Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono, at the State Palace in Jakarta on Thusday.(Antara/Wahyu Putro A )

Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono, the son of Democratic Party chairman and former president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY), met with incumbent President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo at the Presidential Palace in Central Jakarta on Thursday, in another move toward reconciliation following the hard-fought general election. Agus, who is also head of the Democratic Party’s joint election command (Kogasma) that supported the incumbent’s challenger Prabowo Subianto, said he had been invited by the President through State Secretary Pratikno. The former soldier, who is said to have ambitions for the presidency himself, arrived at the palace in a car with license plate number B 2024 AHY, in an apparent reference to the next presidential election. “I conveyed respectful greetings from Pak SBY and [SBY’s wife] Ibu Ani and of course I am also very gla...