Tag: Wiranto

Maher Algadri: Business & Politics

Leader of political parties supporting nomination of Prabowo Subianto as president candidate in 2019 race attended a coordination meeting at the private residence of Maher Algadri Tuesday night. While not a surprise, because Maher is listed in the board of Gerindra Party based on the list of party officers submitted, and verified by ministry of law and human rights, this is still an interesting topic ahead of the election. Who is Maher?

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Jokowi’s Running Mate Talk

The race for becoming Jokowi’s running mate is still on. There were reportedly only five names of candidates left for consideration, but there are several versions of the list. For the purpose of this article we divide the...

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The 2019 Race: Jokowi & SBY’s Democratic Party (2)

Former President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY), who is also the chairman of Democratic Party, has been very active in the past few weeks. Most recently, SBY met with the Coordinating Minister for Politics, Law, and Security Wiranto. Is this a sign that the Democratic Party is moving closer towards joining the ruling coalition?

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Golkar Candidate for North Maluku Named Corruption Suspect

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has named Ahmad Hidayat Mus (AHM), candidate for governor of North Maluku province from Golkar Party and Islamic party PPP, corruption suspect. KPK ignored suggestion from coordinating minister for politics, security, law, and human rights Wiranto to suspend investigation into candidates of this year’s simultaneous regional elections.

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The Running Mate Race

The Chairman of Golkar Airlangga Hartarto is now being talked about as a potential running mate for President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo. Supposing this is a real option, can Airlangga secure the nomination given the competition between the leaders of other political parties in Jokowi’s ruling coalition for the running mate position? Will there be a surprise instead?

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Wiranto, Hanura’s Leadership, and the 2019 Race

Through its extraordinary congress (Munaslub), the Hanura Party officially dismissed Oesman Sapta Odang (OSO) and elected Vice Air Marshal (ret) Daryatmo as its new chairman. Hanura’s patron figure Wiranto gave his blessing. But does this resolve the Party’s internal conflict? Will Oesman accept the dismissal and not to fight back?

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Jokowi-Kalla: Another Compromise

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has decided to postpone the establishment of the National Police (POLRI)’s anti-corruption task force (Densus Tipikor). This looks like Jokowi’s way of making a compromise with Vice President Jusuf Kalla, who earlier rejected the Densus Tipikor’s establishment.

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Jokowi, Kalla, and the Police’s Anti-Graft Squad

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Vice President Jusuf Kalla were once in feud because of cabinet-related dynamics. This feud has long since been over. The President and his VP is believed to be in amicable terms. But this state of peace may be disturbed by their apparently different position on the National Police (POLRI)’s proposal to establish an anti-graft squad (Densus Tipikor). Is this the seed of a new conflict?

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