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Jakarta Post

Jokowi’s son-in-law starts lobbying political parties

  • Apriadi Gunawan

    The Jakarta Post

Medan   /   Thu, September 12, 2019   /  08:48 am
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President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's son-in-law Bobby Nasution (second right) meets NasDem Party politicians in Medan, North Sumatra, on Sept. 10. Observers have speculated the Medan native might run in the Medan mayoral election in 2020. (

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo might have another politician in the family as his son-in-law Bobby Nasution is reportedly getting friendly with political parties. The husband of Jokowi’s daughter, Kahiyang Ayu, has visited executives of the NasDem Party in Medan, North Sumatra. Bobby was accompanied by his uncle, Doli Sinomba Siregar, in a meeting with NasDem executives including the head of the party’s North Sumatra executive board, Iskandar, and head of its Medan executive board, Afif Abdillah. The private meeting was allegedly about Bobby running in next year’s Medan mayoral election. After the meeting, Bobby told the press that the meeting was about a mayor’s functions and tasks, but there was no discussion about his running for office. “We are still discussing it. There was no special discussion. We talked very little about pol...