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Jakarta Post

All eyes on potential 'reconciliation' Cabinet

  • Karina M. Tehusijarana
    Karina M. Tehusijarana

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, July 1, 2019   /  08:25 am
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President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and vice-president-elect Ma'ruf Amin.(JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)

Following President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and running mate Ma'ruf Amin's being declared president and vice president-elect, the spotlight falls once more on the President's prospective Cabinet. After a nearly year-long bruising political fight for the presidency, Jokowi has indicated his openness to welcome the long-time opposition Gerindra Party into the government coalition. In his speech after the General Elections Commission's (KPU) declaration on Sunday, Jokowi once again made gestures indicating reconciliation with his erstwhile opponents. "I invite Pak Prabowo [Subianto] and Pak Sandiaga Uno to work together [with us] to develop the country," he said. "I am sure that they are both patriots who want this country to become stronger, more advanced, more just and more prosperous." When asked whether his statement amounted to an ...