Megawati Soekarnoputri, the patron leader of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle ( PDI-P), has the prerogative to decide who will become PDI-P’s presidential candidate. The fact that she’s given the privilege demonstrates her grip on the party. She’s respected, especially by Jokowi. Jokowi often sought for Megawati’s advice in governing Jakarta. He also never hesitated to demonstrate his respect for her. So there is definitely the Megawati factor that we must consider in sketching the shape of Jokowi’s cabinet.

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