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Dems, PDI-P discuss regional election pacts

  • Ghina Ghaliya

    Jakarta

Jakarta   /   Sat, August 8 2020   /  01:00 am
House of Representatives speaker and Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) executive Puan Maharani (second left) and Democratic Party chairman Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono (second right) talk to the press after a meeting on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2020.(tribunnews.com/Chaerul Umam)

Democratic Party chairman Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono and House of Representatives Speaker Puan Maharani, an executive of the ruling Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), sat together on Thursday to discuss the two parties’ cooperation in the upcoming regional elections. The PDI-P and Dems formed a coalition to nominate candidate pairs running for regional head posts in 28 of the 270 regions in the country that will participate in the elections, which are to be held simultaneously on Dec. 9. "We have discussed the PDI-P and the Democratic Party's collaboration in the regional elections. Hopefully we can maintain the cooperation for the sake of the nation," Agus said after the meeting at the legislative complex in Senayan, Central Jakarta, on Thursday. Agus, the son of former president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, further said that he and Puan also touche...