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Jokowi solidifies position with Golkar leadership election

  • Ghina Ghaliya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, December 7 2019   /  12:30 am
Keep up the good work: Vice President Ma’ruf Amin smiles as he watches Golkar Party chairman Airlangga Hartarto (left) shaking hands with Melchias Markus Mekeng (right), who headed the party’s national meeting (Munas) organizing committee, during the closing ceremony of the meeting in Jakarta on Thursday. At the Munas, party members decided to elect Airlangga by acclamation to serve as chairman for the 2019-2024 period.(Antara/Aditya Pradana Putra)(left) shaking hands with Melchias Markus Mekeng (right), who headed the party’s national meeting (Munas) organizing committee, during the closing ceremony of the meeting in Jakarta on Thursday. At the Munas, party members decided to elect Airlangga by acclamation to serve as chairman for the 2019-2024 period.(Antara/Aditya Pradana Putra)

Keep up the good work: Vice President Ma’ruf Amin smiles as he watches Golkar Party chairman Airlangga Hartarto (left) shaking hands with Melchias Markus Mekeng (right), who headed the party’s national meeting (Munas) organizing committee, during the closing ceremony of the meeting in Jakarta on Thursday. At the Munas, party members decided to elect Airlangga by acclamation to serve as chairman for the 2019-2024 period.(Antara/Aditya Pradana Putra)President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is believed to have tightened his hold over the Golkar Party and consolidated his own political position following the reelection of party chairman Airlangga Hartarto during the party’s national congress in Jakarta on Thursday night.Airlangga, the current coordinating economic minister, was reelected chairman of the nation’s second-largest party by acclamation after his strongest contender, Bambang Soe...