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Megawati, Prabowo talk reconciliation over 'nasi goreng'

  • Ghina Ghaliya
    Ghina Ghaliya

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Thu, July 25, 2019   /  08:03 am
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Ruling Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) chairwoman Megawati Soekarnoputri (left) played host to a postelection meeting with Gerindra Party patron Prabowo Subianto (right) on Wednesday.(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

In another event signifying reconciliation among the political elites, ruling Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) chairwoman Megawati Soekarnoputri played host to a postelection meeting with Gerindra Party patron Prabowo Subianto on Wednesday. Megawati welcomed Prabowo at her residence in Menteng, Central Jakarta, during which the two politicians — who were once political allies — engaged in a two-hour discussion, which she described as a friendly and warm meeting over a home-cooked meal. Speaking after the meeting, Megawati, who supported incumbent President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo in the April election, said she had told Prabowo — who challenged Jokowi’s reelection bid — that political differences should no longer be amplified since the election had been concluded. “I said, mas [brother], differences [in politics] are co...