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Yudhoyono pledges support for Jokowi, reminds him winner does not ‘take it all’

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Bogor   /   Thu, September 12, 2019   /  04:35 pm
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Democratic Party chairman Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (center) is accompanied by party executives after delivering a speech in 2017.(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

While still mourning the recent deaths of his wife and mother, Democratic Party chairman and former president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has revealed the direction his party is taking after the general election this year. In a speech he gave on Monday to commemorate his 70th birthday and the 100 days since the passing of his wife Ani Yudhoyono, he asked people to support President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo in his second term so that his administration would be successful in fulfilling the people’s mandate.     “As an individual and the leader of the Democratic Party, I ask my brothers, the people of Indonesia, to give a chance and support the upcoming administration,” he said from his residence in Bogor, West Java. The event, which also commemorated the party’s 18th anniversary, was attended by his two sons — Agus Harimurti and E...