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Jakarta Post

PDI-P maintains close ties, sees future with Gerindra

  • Ghina Ghaliya
    Ghina Ghaliya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, February 13, 2020   /  03:04 pm
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Gerindra Party chairman Prabowo Subianto (second left) and Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) chairwoman Megawati Soekarnoputri (third left) smile while taking a photo with Megawati's daughter Puan Maharani on the sidelines of the opening of a PDI-P congress in Bali.(JP/Zul Trio Anggono)

Although it will be a while before the 2024 presidential election begins, the ruling Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) and the Gerindra Party have again showed close relations that may set the foundation for their future coalition. As the Constitution prevents President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo from running for a third term, the 2024 election will give political parties the opportunity to nominate their own members or support other prospective candidates. PDI-P chairwoman Megawati Soekarnoputri has kept close ties with Gerindra Party chairman Prabowo Subianto. She helped the former Army general who ran against Jokowi in last year’s election to reconcile with his former rival and join the government. Prabowo is also frequently seen at many PDI-P events.  The latest was on Friday, in which both attended the inauguration of ...