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Jakarta Post

Opposition party Gerindra considers alliance with Jokowi’s PDI-P in MPR

  • Ghina Ghaliya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, July 18, 2019   /  09:39 pm
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Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) deputy secretary-general Ahmad Basarah speaks to journalists. ( Waskita)

Despite remaining at loggerheads about the possibility of opposition forces joining the government, parties backing President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and those supporting his longtime rival Prabowo Subianto may join forces in the People's Consultative Assembly (MPR). The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), as the winner in April’s legislative elections, has said that, although it could, it would not race to get the MPR speaker post, thereby opened up the possibility of forming an alliance with Prabowo’s Gerindra Party for leadership of the legislative body. The MPR is a bicameral assembly that comprises members from both the House of Representatives (DPR) and the Regional Representatives Council (DPD). Although the assembly is not involved much in legislation, it has strategic authorities, including to inaugurate and impeach president and v...