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Jokowi opens Cabinet door to opposition

  • Ghina Ghaliya

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Sun, October 13, 2019   /  04:14 pm
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Gerindra Party patron Prabowo Subianto (left) and President Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo pose for selfies at the State palace on Friday(JP/Seto Wardhana)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo brought the horse-trading over seats in his next Cabinet into his own office over the past two days as he signaled his openness to allow erstwhile opposition leaders into his coalition during his second and final term in office. In the latest high-profile event on Friday, Jokowi welcomed Gerindra Party chairman Prabowo Subianto ─ his challenger in the April election ─ to the State Palace in a meeting that the latter said had been initiated by the President himself. The two bigwigs were seen smiling and even taking a selfie together after they spoke to the press together and confirmed that one of the topics during the discussion was the possibility of bringing Gerindra into the government coalition. “It is not yet final, but we have discussed a lot about the possibility of welcoming the Gerindra Party into our coalition,”...