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House speaker endorses Megawati’s daughter as successor

  • Ghina Ghaliya

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Sat, June 29, 2019   /  04:58 pm
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Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) matron Megawati Soekarnoputri (second left) and her daughter Puan Maharani (third left) attend a campaign event in Surakarta, Central Java, earlier this year. (Antara/Mohammad Ayudha)

As the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), the champion of the April legislative race, is set to take over the House of Representatives’ top post, House Speaker Bambang Soesatyo expressed on Saturday his support for Puan Maharani, the daughter of party matron Megawati Soekarnoputri, to succeed him as the next House leader.      The Golkar Party politician said that Puan, who is a former lawmaker who currently serves as a government minister, met all the requirements to take over his role in the legislative body. "I believe that Puan can easily lead the House [...] considering her experiences as the coordinating minister [for human development and cultural affairs],” Bambang said during a party event....