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Jakarta Post

Archrivals Megawati, SBY prepare successors for 2024 race

  • Ghina Ghaliya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, February 26, 2020   /  02:42 pm
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Megawati Soekarnoputri, the chairwoman of the ruling Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), shouts a slogan while delivering a speech during her party’s anniversary event in Jakarta. (Antara/Reno Esnir)

  Political archrivals Megawati Soekarnoputri and Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono are likely to face each other in the 2024 presidential race but this time they are prepping their children to go head-to-head. Megawati's daughter, Puan Maharani, who is the current House speaker, may potentially run for president in the 2024 race, following in the footsteps of her mother, the country’s fifth president. Meanwhile, Yudhoyono’s son, Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono, has declared his intention to run in 2024, even though he has not confirmed whether he will run as president or vice president. Yudhoyono is the nation’s sixth president. "I will continue to prepare for 2024," Agus said recently. A political survey released on Sunday by pollster Indo Barometer suggested that Gerindra Party leader Prabowo Subianto, now the defense minister in Preside...