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Luhut, Bambang added to Golkar's structure as Airlangga aims for 'inclusivity'

  • Ghina Ghaliya
    Ghina Ghaliya

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Mon, January 20, 2020   /  07:01 pm
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President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo (left) poses with Golkar party chairman Airlangga Hartarto (right) during the Golkar Party's National Congress on Dec. 3, 2019 in Jakarta.(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

Golkar Party chairman Airlangga Hartarto says he aims to embrace “all elements” in the party as he includes his rival in the leadership race and senior Golkar politicians in the party’s executive board lineup. Airlangga, who was reelected as chairman of the second-largest political party in its national congress in December, claimed that he went for inclusivity in appointing the executive members. “The party structure is inclusive. It has accommodated all elements, such as women, millennials and others,” he said recently. In Golkar’s new structure for the 2019-2024 period, 113 people, including Airlangga as the chairman, are tapped to hold executive positions. This figure is lower than his previous term, which saw 251 people sitting on the executive board. However, unlike in the previous period, there are 11 deputy chairpersons, including P...