Tag: Lodewijk Friedrich Paulus

Golkar’s New Secretary General

Lt. Gen. (ret) Lodewijk Friedrich Paulus is the new secretary general of the Golkar Party. Until Sunday (Jan. 21) evening, however, the rumor was still on Happy Bone Zulkarnain as the frontrunner. Many believed that Happy Bone, as someone close to Vice President Jusuf Kalla, would win the race, and so Kalla would regain his control of Golkar. The expectation that Lodewijk would be appointed was not as strong. But now that he’s been appointed, we can at least tell that the Chairman of Golkar Airlangga Hartarto prefers a power sharing arrangement that accommodate all factions.

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Golkar’s Power Sharing Arrangement

After the inauguration of Bambang Soesatyo as the new Speaker of the House of Representatives (DPR), and now the appointment of Idrus Marham as Minister of Social Affairs, the Golkar Party is moving towards appointing a new secretary general. Who will get the position?

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Airlangga’s Golkar & Luhut’s Brigade

The extraordinary congress (Munaslub ) of the Golkar Party was closed yesterday evening (Dec. 20). What’s interesting in the last day of the Munaslub is the name of Lt. Gen. (ret) Eko Wiratmoko, who is known for his close relationship with General (ret) Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, surfacing as the frontrunner for the position of secretary general. Will Eko replace Idrus Marham?

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