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Megawati eyes hat-trick wins for PDI-P

  • Ni Komang Erviani, Ghina Ghaliya and Kharishar Kahfi

    The Jakarta Post

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Denpasar and Jakarta   /   Mon, August 12, 2019   /  07:45 am
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Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) chairwoman Megawati Soekarnoputri delivers a speech during the opening ceremony of the fifth PDI-P congress in Sanur, Bali, on Thursday.(JP/Zul Trio Anggono)

While the dust of the 2019 election has just settled, the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) is already eyeing more wins in future elections, with its chief patron Megawati Soekarnoputri deciding to keep her winning team for another term. The party won the last two general elections in 2014 and 2019.  During the party’s national congress in Bali on Saturday, Megawati announced the lineup for the party’s central executive board (DPP) for the 2019-2024 period, comprising mostly the same names. She was reappointed as the party’s chairwoman for the next five years on Thursday night, making her the longest-serving chairperson of any political party in the country. The management structure also did not see many changes, still comprising 27 posts that were mostly held by the same people for the last five years.  Six new names made it into the li...