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Jakarta Post

With Prabowo on other side, opposition parties seek new icons

  • Nurul Fitri Ramadhani

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, December 17, 2019   /  01:15 pm
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With Prabowo Subianto, the former leader of the opposition camp, now joining the ruling coalition, the remaining opposition parties are left searching for new icons to turn things around before the 2024 general election.  The Democratic Party, for example, is set to elect Agus Yudhoyono as its new chairman in an upcoming congress, a move that is apparently aimed at boosting his leadership credentials before the next election. The Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), meanwhile, is toying with the idea of working with other parties to nominate Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan as its presidential candidate. The keyword is regeneration, party officials say. While the door remains open for Prabowo to run for election again, the opposition parties — the PKS, the Democrats and the National Mandate Party (PAN) — say it is time for new figures to take up national leadership ro...

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