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Jakarta Post

Gerindra names its price

  • Ghina Ghaliya
    Ghina Ghaliya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, July 20, 2019   /  08:45 am
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Gerindra Party chairman Prabowo Subianto (left) and President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo shake hands at the Lebak Bulus MRT station in South Jakarta on July 13.(JP/Seto Wardhana)

Following a meeting with President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, former presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto and the Gerindra Party are eyeing control of food and energy as a condition for joining the government. In a meeting between the Gerindra Party chairman and the party’s advisory board on Friday at Prabowo’s residence in Hambalang, Bogor, West Java, the party said Prabowo would bring up the party’s concepts about food and energy security at a meeting with Jokowi and Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) chairwoman Megawati Soekarnoputri, and would only move forward to join the government if their proposals were accepted. “We will first share our concepts and not talk about the number of [Cabinet] seats. If [the proposals] are accepted, we will get a number of people to work with the concepts. If it all can be accommodated, we will be p...