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Coalition of Gerindra, PDI-P aims to crush long-reigning PKS in Depok mayoral race

  • A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil
    A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Sun, January 26, 2020   /  09:43 am
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Depok residents visit the city square, which was inaugurated a week ago, in Grand Depok on Sunday.(JP/Ricky Yudhistira)

After 15 years of reigning supreme in Depok, West Java, the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) may have to face the battle alone in the upcoming regional elections as other parties aim to forge a coalition to challenge the Islam-based party and grab the top political spot in the sprawling satellite city. The PKS has announced its possible candidates in the race, with its very own officials Hafid Nasir, Imam Budi Hartoyono and T. Farida Rachmayanti in the running. Hafid is the head of the PKS Depok executive board and serves as a councillor at the Depok City Council. Farida also serves as a councillor for the PKS faction in the council, while Imam currently serves as a councillor in the West Java Legislative Council, representing Depok and the Bekasi electoral district. The three names came out following an internal selection process involving five candidates, Hafid said. He said ...