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Nasdem, PKS agree to become more critical of Jokowi administration

  • Ghina Ghaliya
    Ghina Ghaliya

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Fri, November 1, 2019   /  09:03 am
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Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan (left) and NasDem Party chairman Surya Paloh (right) speak to reporters at the NasDem headquarters in Central Jakarta. (kompas.com/Ryana Aryadita Umasugi)

As political parties are getting ready to seek new presidential candidates for the 2024 general election, the Nasdem Party, a government ally, has agreed to work with the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), the only party that has declared itself in opposition to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo's administration.   Gaining more votes in the April legislative election than five years ago, the party, which is led by media mogul Surya Paloh, has found itself at odds with the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), the legislature race winner, ever since the leader of the ruling coalition decided to open a way for the Gerindra Party, formerly a major opposition party, to enter the government coalition.     Nasdem still secured three Cabinet posts in the newly installed Jokowi administration, but that will not stop the party from communicating with...