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Ruling coalition opens door to Prabowo allies

  • Marguerite Afra Sapiie and Nurul Fitri Ramadhani

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, May 22 2019   /  12:39 am

With the presidential election officially coming to an end, political parties may soon continue negotiations on postelection coalitions, which can determine whether incumbent Joko “Jokowi” Widodo will be able to secure more support for his second term.Political parties in Jokowi’s coalition, which secured 54.9 percent of the national vote 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 National Mandate Party (PAN), 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-general Arsul Sani said the coalition was now waiting ...