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The 2019 Race: Political Breakups (4)

Siti Hediyati Hariyadi a.k.a Titiek Soeharto, the daughter of the late President Soeharto, has left the Golkar Party for the Berkarya Party. The Berkarya Party is a new party led by her own younger brother Hutomo Mandala Putra a.k.a Tommy Soeharto. Titiek, who is also the ex-wife of Prabowo Subianto, stated that she resigned from Golkar because the Party supported President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo administration. So, Titiek is the latest Golkar politician to have jumped ship after Tommy Soeharto, Maj. Gen. (ret) Syamsu Djalal, Badarudin Andi Picunang, Syahrul Yasin Limp and Priyo Budi Santoso.

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The 2019 Race: PDIP’s Alliance with Golkar

The ruling party PDIP had a meeting with Golkar at the latter’s headquarters yesterday (March 20). The two parties discussed, among others, the strategy for President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s reelection. This development is a good sign for those keen on seeing PDIP joining hands with Golkar. But will this partnership last?

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Soeharto’s Children on the Move

The Golkar Party decided to nominate Siti Hediati Hariyadi a.k.a Titiek Soeharto, the daughter of the late President Soeharto, as the new deputy speaker of the People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) to replace Mahyudin. Prior to that, Titiek’s younger brother Hutomo Mandala Putra a.k.a Tommy Soeharto was crowned the new chairman of Berkarya Party.

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Dynamics at BJBR & BEKS

Golkar Party maintains its control over political power in Banten province. After winning last year’s gubernatorial race, the party has a big chance to win simultaneous elections for regents and mayors in the province, which might affect future dynamics of Bank Jabar Banten (BJBR) and Bank Banten (BEKS).

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Speaker Bambang Soesatyo?

The Golkar Party has decided to nominate Bambang Soesatyo as the new speaker of the House of Representatives (DPR) to replace Setya Novanto. Who’s Bambang Soesatyo? What implications does this move has on President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and his administration?

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What’s Next for Golkar?

The extraordinary congress (Munaslub) of the Golkar Party has affirmed Airlangga Hartarto’s leadership of the party. So, what will be the course set by the new Chairman? Will Airlangga Hartarto make changes to the board? Who’s going to get the speakership of the House of Representatives (DPR)?

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Jokowi’s 2019 & Golkar’s New Leadership

The Golkar Party held an extraordinary congress (Munaslub) on Tuesday (Dec. 18) evening. What’s interesting to note is that the appears united in their support of Airlangga Hartarto as their new chairman, and that the Party is still committed to supporting President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s re-election bid in 2019.

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New Golkar Chairman Airlangga Hartarto: Implications?

The Golkar Party’s Plenary Meeting held on Wednesday (Dec. 13) produced a crucial decision: naming Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartarto as the new party chairman to replace Setya Novanto. Attendees of the meeting also decided that the Party should soon hold a national leadership meeting (Rapimnas) and then an extraordinary congress (Munaslub) to strengthen Airlangga’s rise to power.

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Golkar’s Future

Golkar is going through an eventful time. There’s the battle for the leadership of the party, but equally as interesting is the battle for the position of speaker of the House of Representatives (DPR). So far, four names have been mentioned as potential candidates to replace Setya Novanto as speaker. Who are they? Who has the bigger chance over the rest?

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Kalla vs Novanto

The Speaker of the House of Representatives (DPR) Setya Novanto is nowhere to be found. Earlier this week, the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) again named Novanto, who is also the Chairman of the Golkar Party, a suspect in the E-KTP graft case, after they were forced to let go of him as result of Novanto’s pre-trial victory. This time the KPK is going after him at full speed. They went to arrest the Speaker earlier today, but he was not in his residence, and is still missing-in-action. In the process leading to this showdown, one person in particular has been very vocal in criticizing Novanto: Jusuf Kalla.

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E-KTP Politics: Kalla & Golkar’s Future

Vice President Jusuf Kalla seems to have a lot to say on the plight of Golkar Party Chairman Setya Novanto. A couple of weeks back, Kalla made a joke about a House of Representative (DPR) leader barely escaping the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK)—Novanto is speaker of the DPR. And then Kalla addressed the news of Novanto saying the KPK would need to obtain the President’s permission before they could summon and examine him; Kalla said that the DPR Speaker should obey the law. All of that comments, what is Kalla up to?

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