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Jakarta Post

Sandiaga focuses on growing Gerindra, aiming big for 2024

  • Ivany Atina Arbi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, October 23 2019   /  12:48 am

Former Jakarta deputy governor and unsuccessful vice-presidential candidate Sandiaga Uno says he is returning to Gerindra Party to help it grow and reap as much support as possible in the 2020 regional elections and the 2024 simultaneous legislative and presidential elections.The businessman-turned-politician revealed in a recent press conference at his residence in Central Jakarta that he aimed to gain support for Gerindra from young voters and female voters, calling the latter "barisan emak" (housewife troops), who strongly supported his candidacy during April’s presidential election. Sandiaga plans to further develop his flagship entrepreneurship programs namely the One District One Center of Entrepreneurship (OK OCE) and Rumah Siap Kerja (a program to help young people find jobs), following his return to the second-largest party at the House of Representatives."Gerindra has to secu...