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Jakarta Post

PKS moves closer to Tommy Soeharto, Anies

  • Ghina Ghaliya
    Ghina Ghaliya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, November 17, 2019   /  04:43 pm
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Anies Baswedan (left) is captured in a photo alongside Soeharto's youngest son, Tommy Soeharto (right).(

The Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) is hoping to come back strong in regional elections and in the presidential election in the next five years by embracing Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan and Berkarya Party chairman Hutomo Mandala Putra, better known as Tommy Soeharto. At the party’s recent national congress in Jakarta, PKS advisory board chairman Salim Segaf al-Jufri expressed hope for his party’s bright future in the 2024 presidential and legislative elections. “I wish that in 2024, Insya Allah [God willing] we won’t be a mid-tier party anymore. I want us to be the number one party in this country,” he said to party cadres on Thursday. The Islamic party got mixed results this year. It ranked sixth in the legislative election with 11.49 million votes, marking a significant increase from the 8.48 million votes it gained five years ago. The party ...