Category: Politics

Airlangga-Zulkifli: Pros and Cons

There has been a speculation on the possibility of a coalition between Golkar Party, the National Mandate Party (PAN), and the United Development Party (PPP) which might pair up Airlangga Hartarto with Zulkifli Hasan for the 2024 presidential race. Let’s talk a bit about this potential pairing.

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The New Deputy Speaker of MPR

Yandri Susanto, the deputy chairman of the National Mandate Party (PAN), has been sworn in as the new deputy speaker of the People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR), the highest legislative body in Indonesia. Yandi is replacing Zulkifli Hasan, who was recently appointed by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo as the new Minister of Trade. Who is Yandri?

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Acting Governor of Aceh

The Governor of Aceh Nova Iriansyah has only five days left before his term ends on July 5. Nova is a key leader of Democratic Party, a political party led by the sixth President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) and his eldest son Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono (AHY). Who will be appointed by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo as the acting governor of Aceh to replace Nova?

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Paloh-Kalla Axis: The Options

It appears that the ruling party PDIP rejected the idea from media mogul Surya Paloh, the chairman of Nasdem Party, to pair up Ganjar Pranowo with Anies Baswedan, which is not surprising. With PDIP’s rejection, let’s talk about the options left for Paloh and his political ally, former Vice President Jusuf Kalla, in helping Anies to enter the 2024 race. 

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Military Job Rotation: A Promotion for Jokowi’s Generals

The Military Commander (Panglima TNI) General Andika Perkasa instituted another round of job rotation through the issuance of a decision letter No. Kep/558/VI/2002 dated June 27, 2022. The rotation is worth highlighting because it affects 180 high-ranking military officers, including some generals within President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s inner circle.

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Imin-Yenny Wahid’s Conflict Revived

The conflict between Muhaimin Iskandar, the chairman of PKB, with Yenny Wahid, the eldest daughter of the late President Abdurrahman Wahid a.k.a Gus Dur, is flaring up once again. The conflict is worth highlighting in light of the 2024 race. Imin and Yenny are cousins, but they have been involved in a dispute over the leadership of PKB since 2008.

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Paloh Proposes Ganjar-Anies to Jokowi

Pretty much as we’ve predicted, Nasdem Party confirmed that its chairman Surya Paloh has proposed the idea of pairing Ganjar Pranowo with Anies Baswedan to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo. The idea triggers responses from various parties, including the ruling party PDIP. The President, however, has yet to respond to it.

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Prabowo-AHY Meeting

The Chairman of Gerindra Party Prabowo Subianto met with the Chairman of Democratic Party Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono (AHY), who is also the eldest son of the sixth President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY). The meeting is worth highlighting in light of the 2024 race as, indeed, both figures were exploring the possibility of a potential coalition between Gerindra and Democratic Party. Will the next meeting be between Prabowo and AHY’s father, SBY?

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SBY-Kalla Meeting

Pretty much as predicted, the sixth President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) met with the former Vice President Jusuf Kalla on Thursday (June 23). The meeting is worth highlighting in light of the 2024 race. The possibility of SBY and Kalla regrouping for 2024 race has been a subject of speculation for a while. Not to mention that on the same day SBY’s eldest son, Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono (AHY), met with the Chairman of Nasdem Party Surya Paloh for the third time in the last three months.

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There’s Still Hope in Megawati (2)

The Chairperson of the ruling party PDIP Megawati Soekarnoputri, in her speech in the closing of the PDIP’s National Working Meeting (Rakernas), recalled her decision to nominate Joko “Jokowi” Widodo as presidential candidate in 2014. She stated that she’s grateful she made the right decision back then. However, can Megawati make the right decision again for the 2024 race?

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