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Jakarta Post

Archrivals Megawati, SBY prepare successors

  • Ghina Ghaliya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, February 27 2020   /  12:59 am

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 of Representatives speaker, may 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 was 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 President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo's Cabinet, might square of...