Last week, in our daily editorial meeting, a member of our team came with the suggestion to cover the “supposed” confirmation of Jokowi’s nomination by the Secretary General of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), TJahjo Kumolo. Tjahjo was quoted in one of Jakarta’s English language newspaper stating that his party has not declared their candidate for the 2014 presidential election out of fear of negative campaigns. But I want to note that nowhere in the article did I read an explicit confirmation that Jokowi will indeed be PDI-P’s candidate. So I turned down the proposal.
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