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Jakarta Post

Post-election coalition talks may continue

  • Marguerite Afra Sapiie and Nurul Fitri Ramadhani

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, May 22, 2019   /  05:59 am
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Incumbent President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo (left) and challenger Prabowo Subianto.(Shutterstock/zombiu26)

With the presidential election officially coming to an end, political parties may soon continue negotiations on post-election coalitions, which can determine whether or not incumbent Joko “Jokowi” Widodo will be able to secure more support for his second term. Political parties in Jokowi’s coalition, which have secured 54.9 percent of the national votes combined in the legislative election, have expressed their willingness to engage in coalition talks with opposition parties, though analysts said the process might not be a walk in the park. The Democratic Party and the National Mandate Party (PAN), which are among the four parties backing presidential contender Prabowo Subianto, have hinted that they might depart from the coalition after the General Elections Commission (KPU) announced the final vote tally on Tuesday. United Development Party (PPP) secretary-ge...